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(Radi Allahu anhu) 

Muhammad Afthab Cassim Razvi Noori 

Published by 
Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre 
Overport — Durban — South Africa 


All Praise is due to Almighty Allah, Who sent a Divine Light in the 
garb of man as Guidance to Mankind. Immeasurable Blessings and 
Salutations upon the Light of Allah, Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa 
(Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam), whose light has brightened dead 
hearts and granted hope to the desperate. Peace and Blessings upon 
his radiant family and beaming companions, whose love draws us 
closer to his magnificent light. Blessings upon the Awliyah Allah, 
who are beacons of light, that guide us on the path of enlightenment 
and upon the Ulama-e-Haq Ahle Sunnat Wa Jamaat, who are 
lanterns, shining brightly, pointing us in the direction of the Allah’s 
pious servants, Salutations upon them and all those who will be with 
them until the last day. 

For the past few years, I have intended to either compile or translate 
a book which focused on the karaamats of Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). I had already compiled a 
brief booklet as an introduction to this great personality but I never 
got down to doing what I intended, until my sight fell upon a book in 
the compiled by Mufti Aabid Hussain Razvi Noori of India. I was 
very impressed with this book and thus decided to put together 
information that I had already gathered in two other simple books on 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and combine it with 
some of the information found in this Urdu treatise. Alhumdulillah, 
before you is a translation and compilation, called: Huzoor Mufti- 
e- Azam Hind, A Miraculous and Steadfast Personality” which 
gives a brief introduction to the great saint and then presents 
numerous incidents relating to his miracles and steadfastness in the 
Shariah. The book also has the statements of numerous Awliyah and 
Ulama regarding the excellence of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu). For the benefit of those who enjoy reciting Naat-e- 
Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) and who can not read the 
Urdu language, I have also added a few Naats with the transliteration 
from Ghausul Waqt’s world renowned Naat Collection “Samaan-e- 
Bakhshish”. I am sure that every one of you will enjoying reading 

this book and I am sure that the readers will take great pleasure in 
learning from such blessed incidents from the life of the Ghaus of the 
Era, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

I pray that Almighty Allah accepts my humble efforts in His Most 
Exalted Court and allows this translation to be the means of my 
salvation in the hereafter. 

I must thank all those that have made it possible for this book to be 
published and those who have assisted in any other way in making 
this publication a success. 

Special thanks to Haji Mohammed Amod for co-ordinating this 
publication; to Brother Riaz ul Haq for proof reading; to Brother 
Abdur Rasheed and our young brothers, Mohammed Faeez Sayed 
and Sohail Sayed, who have assisted us during the publishing and 
printing of numerous books, by volunteering their valuable time to 
serve the Deen of Allah. Also special thanks to my wife Fathima 
Cassim for reading through the document and making valuable 
suggestions. I must thank my parents Haji Cassim Goolam Rasool 
and Hajiani Khadija Goolam Rasool for their duas and support in 
everything I do. May Allah grant them good health and long life. 

I sincerely make dua that Almighty Allah keeps us all firm on the 
path of Ahle Sunnat Wa Jamaat, through the blessing of the Holy 
Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 

Khuda Aisi Quwat De Mere Qalam Me 
Ke, Wudmazhaha Ka Sud haara Karao Me 

Sag-e-Mufti-e- Azam 
14° Rithajj 1428 - 4° January 2007 

Wilaayat and Huzoor 
(radi Allahu anhu) 

According to the dictionary, “Wilaayat” means, to become 
close; to be of assistance; to love; to make friends and to be 
one with power and ability. 

Now, if we look at a Wali in the context of the meaning of 
Wilaayat as mentioned in a dictionary, then it would mean that 
a “Wali” is one who is close to Allah and one who is a Friend 
of Allah and who loves him dearly or it could mean that a Wali 
is that person who has the special help and support from Allah 
and whom Allah has made his beloved friend and has blessed 
him with being a powerful person with great ability. 

As per the terminology of Shariah and as explained by Hazrat 
Allama Taftazaani (alaihir rahma): 

“A Wali is that person who is the Aarif of the Being and 
Qualities of Allah to the best of his ability and he is one 
who is steadfast and continuously striving in his 
obedience to Almighty Allah. He abstains from major sins 
and he gladly also stays away from minor sins. He even 
abstains from being too engrossed in those things which 
are allowed for him and which cause one to be engrossed 
in its pleasures.” (An Nabraas Footnotes of Sharah Aqaaid 
page 295) 

No matter which ever angle of the life of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) one looks at, one will find the 
explanation of Wilaayat befitting his personality. 

Now, let us examine each one of the qualities of Wilaayat 
mentioned by Allama Taftazaani (alaihir rahma) and see how 
well it befits the personality of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi 
Allahu anhu) 

(1) The first sign (of Wilaayat) being explained is: A Wali is 
that person who is the Aarif of the Being and Qualities of 
Allah to the best of his ability” 

If we look at his life in this aspect, then one will find that all 
those who have written about his life or who have explained 
his personality have said that there is no doubt that Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was an “Aarif Kaamil” 
and one who had in-depth understanding of the splendours 
and secrets of Shariat and Tariqat. 

The editor of the monthly Hijaz Magazine Maulana Yasin 
Akhtar Misbahi says as follows about Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu): 

He is such an Aarif and Kaamil, pious believer whose true 
sight penetrates and reaches at first glimpse the secrets 
and magnificence of Shariat and Tariqat, andthe is) that 
personality to whom hundreds of thousands of disciples 
(mureeds) have pledged the allegiance, and on whose 
hearts, his authority and command has been engraved. 
Another example of such a personality in the Muslim 
World can not be seen today.” 

The proof that he was drowned in the love of Allah and that he 
was a true Aarif was the fact that he was always in the Zikr of 
Allah, chanting “Allah” “Allah” from the depths of his heart. 
He was so deeply engrossed in the wazifa called Sultaanul 
Azkaar that every part of his body would split into pieces, each 
making zikr of Allah individually. 

His heart was so engrossed in the Zikr of Almighty Allah that if 
one sat silently next to him, the Zikr and sound of Allah; Allah 
could be heard from his heart. When he wrote anything, it was 
as per the command of Almighty Allah and His Rasool (Sall 
Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) and when he said anything, it was in 
accordance with the command of Almighty Allah and His 
Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). When he 
walked, he walked in accordance with the command of Allah 
and His Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 

He had engrossed himself to such an extent in the Zikr of Allah 
that towards the latter parts of his worldly life, there was no 
doubt that he had reached the levels of Istighraaq (Fana 
Fil’laah and Baaqi Bil’laah). 

Even though Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu), had 
reached such levels of spiritual excellence, he never thought 
that he was exempt in any way from the commands of the 

The testimony to this statement is the eye witness account of 
one of his Khalifas, Maulana Mubeenul Huda Noori: 

“Although Hazrat was in the state of istighraaq, he never 
missed any of his Namaaz. There were certain people 
(with not much understanding of Istighraaq) who thought 
that Hazrat had loss of memory, because even after 
reading his Namaaz, Hazrat would ask if he had already 
read his Namaaz or not. When two or three persons 
would say that he had already performed his Namaaz, 
then only would he feel content. 

In other words, after reading his Namaaz, he would some 
times want to repeat it twice or thrice and then people 

around him would mention to Hazrat that he had already 
read his Namaaz. Hazrat would then become comfortable. 
But, it was never seen that the time of Namaaz had 
expired and Hazrat had not performed his Namaaz and 
never did at any time anyone remind him that he had not 
read his Namaaz.” (Ref: Istiqaamat — Mufti Azam Edition — 
page 270) 

After reading the above mentioned testimony, it can be said 
that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) had reached a 
very elevated spiritual level which is known as “Ghaflatus 
Saaliheen” For the true servants of Allah, this such an elevated 
level of spiritualism, that on reaching this level, they have no 
memory of even the existence of the world (in other words 
materialistic things). 

They remain deeply engrossed in the love of Almighty Allah, 
going deeper and deeper into this sea of love. During this 
deeply spiritual condition, they sometimes are in the condition 
of “Sukr” (deeply spiritual condition) and they journey from 
the state of “Qaal” (normal discourse) into the state of “Haal” 
(spiritual condition) 

Even though these pious servants of Allah reach such levels of 
spiritual excellence, these personalities never think of 
themselves as being exempt from the commands of the 
Shariat, but actually, as soon as the time for fulfilling any 
obligations of Shariat comes, they immediately come out of this 
deep spiritual state and fulfill their obligations as per the 

The Great Muhadith of his era, Hazrat Sufyaan Thauri went 
into such a deep spiritual condition for a very long time and 
would sometimes be heard loudly chanting the name of Allah 
whilst in this condition. Mention of this condition of Sufyaan 

Thauri (radi Allahu anhu) was made to Hazrat Junaid-e- 
Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu). On hearing about his condition, 
Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu) asked, “What is 
the condition of his Namaaz?” Those present replied that 
when the time of Namaaz comes, he regains his normal 
conscious state (and prays his Namaaz). Hazrat Junaid-e- 
Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu) replied, “Then his spiritual 
condition is true.” 

Whilst explaining this condition of Ghaflatus Saaliheen of 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu), Marhoom 
Maulana Sayyiduz Zamaan Hamdawi writes: “Whilst discussing 
the narrators of Hadith, those who record the Hadith have 
mentioned, ‘During the latter of their lives, the condition of 
Ghaflatus Saaliheen could be found in them.’ In other words, 
they entered into the exalted levels of devoutness and piety. 
This condition of being uninterested (in worldly things) is a sign 
from amongst the signs of Wilaayat and is a sign of piety. 

This condition was one into which the exalted and blessed 
personality (Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind) had entered into 
during the latter of his life, and this is the reason why it was 
found that he would often be in the condition of Istighraaq, 
which the ordinary public (out of ignorance) think that it is lack 
of memory due to becoming senile, whereas this so-called 
forgetfulness was not really forgetfulness, but in reality it was 
because he had reached such a level and was in such deep 
remembrance of Almighty Allah and His Beloved Rasool (Sall 
Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) that it had caused all that which had 
nothing to do with this condition of excellence to be erased 
from his thoughts and the bright rays of Ghaflatus Saaliheen 
was shining brightly in him.” 

Translators Note: Subhaan Allah! Ghausul Waqt Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) had reached such a 

level of excellence and was so deeply engrossed in the love of 
Allah and His Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) 
that this remembrance was so powerful in his heart and mind 
that it did not allow the thought of anything else to exist in his 
heart and mind. It erased the thoughts of this mundane world 
and of all that which dealt with this world, for Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam’s heart and mind was the spiritual chamber of the love of 
Allah and His Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) 

After studying the life and issues related to the life of 
Taajedaar-e-Ahle Sunnat Mufti-e-Azam Naa’ib-e-Ghaus-e- 
Azam Shabih-e-Mujaddid-e-Azam Shah Mustafa Raza Khan 
Barelvi (radi Allahu anhu) it can be derived that Huzoor Mufti- 
e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) is from that high level of the 
Awliyah-e-Kaamileen who are known as the “Nujaba” as it 
has been mentioned regarding the condition of the Nujaba, 
that the spiritual condition of Haal is always over them. 
Towards the latter stages of his life, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi 
Allahu anhu) was consistently in this condition. 

Allama Yusuf Nibhaani (radi Allahu anhu) whilst discussing the 
status and position of the Nujaba in his world renowned book 
Jaame Karamaat-e-Awliyah, says as follows: 

“There are never more or less than eight in every era. It 
is through their condition only that the signs of 
acceptance are evident, although it is not necessary in 
these signs that they should have control of the 
condition as well. Actually this condition shrouds them 
and only those personalities truly understand this 
condition of theirs, who are of a higher spiritual level 
than they are. Those who have not reached such a high 
level are not able to understand this condition that 
they enter into.” 

Confirmation what has been already written is clear from the 
following statement of Moulvi Shah Muhammad Raza 

“Sometimes when people would come to Huzoor Mufti- 
e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) for Fatawa (Decrees), 
then they would find him in a deeply spiritual state for 
a lengthy period. It was however never seen that any 
person was turned away or had to leave without an 
answer to his query. After some time would pass, he 
would enter a normal state and then answer all the 
queries that were presented.” 

(2) The second sign of (Wilaayat) being explained is: He is one 
who is steadfast and continuously striving in his 
obedience to Almighty Allah and His Beloved Rasool (Sall 
Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 

This sign of Wilaayat is such and important and essential 
quality that some of the pious predecessors have used just this 
to explain the meaning of who a Wali is. It is for this reason 
that Imam Qushairi (radi Allahu anhu) in his world renowned 
Risaala Qushairiyah states the following when explaining who 
is a Wali: 

“A Wali is that person who is constantly striving to be 
obedient (to Allah) or (A Wali) is that person that 
Almighty Allah has taken it upon Himself to protect 
and to guarantee his well-being.” 

Now, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) is no doubt the 
possessor of the second sign and quality of Wilaayat as well 
and he spent his entire life remaining steadfast and firm. He 
never allowed the slightest interference in his Ibaadat and in 
his duties to Almighty Allah, be it whilst at home or whilst on a 

journey. His entire life was spent obeying the commands of 
Allah and His Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 
He was especially steadfast when it came to his Salaah. He 
would rather let his bus or train be missed, but he would never 
allow his Salaah to become Qazaa (expired). 

Once, he had to travel by mail train from Nagpur to Akola. The 
train stopped for a short while at a certain juncture. He 
immediately took his Musalla (prayer mat) and his Lota (utensil 
for water) and disembarked from the train to perform his 
Salaah. Many of those who were on the train mentioned to 
him that it was a mail train and that it would not wait for him 
to finish his Salaah and unnecessarily the train will go away 
without him, but Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
placed his full trust in Almighty Allah and got off the train. 

He made wudhu (Ablution) and the commenced with his 
Namaaz with a few others, thus Namaaz was being now read 
in Jama’at. Marhoom Raaz Ilahabadi explains the rest of what 
transpired that day in the following words: 

“Just as we had made the intention (Niyyah) for Maghrib 
Salaah, the train had left. Hazrats belongings and the 
belongings of all those with Hazrat was left on the train. 
As the train left, there was a person on the train who 
began to mock and he said ‘Mias train has gone, Mias 
train has gone’. Little did that unfortunate person know 
who it was that he was talking about? Namaaz was 
performed with Jama’at and Sunnats were also read and 
then we also read our Nafils. When we finished, the 
platform was deserted except for a few people who were 
talking amongst themselves. 

They were saying, ‘Look now, Maulana Saheb left the 
train for Namaaz and now they have lost the train and 

their belongings as well.’ Hazrat heard their discussion, 
but paid no heed. Looking at him, it seemed that he had 
not bother about what had happened. His was very 
comfortable and sitting peacefully, whereas others that 
were with Hazrat were also a bit concerned about their 
belongings. This was the scenario in front of me, when 
suddenly the railway guard could be seen running 
towards us with a lantern in his hand. A huge crowd of 
people were also running with him coming towards us. 
The guard panting and puffing came to Hazrat and said, 
‘Huzoor! The train has stopped’. Hazrat replied, ‘Has the 
train just stopped or has its engine failed?’ The guard 
very humbly said, ‘Huzoor! The engine is not running. 
Please forgive us. We have made a grave error and were 
disrespectful to leave without you. It’s just that it is a mail 
train and we could not wait too long. Please understand 
our feeble situation.’ 

Hazrat said, ‘In the coach that I was seated there is a 
Muslim who is a Muslim just by name. He said that the 
train will not wait for Namaaz to take place.’ The station 
master then ordered another engine to be brought to pull 
the coaches. Hazrat said that there was no need. He said, 
‘Let the train come in reverse and the engine will run’. 
They did as Hazrat commanded and the engine began to 
run. The train was delayed for a short while and all those 
on the train heard of this miraculous incident. They were 
all astounded by what had happened and at the same 
time learnt a valuable lesson. Even those two modern 
Muslims who were in the coach saw the truth and were 
inspired. The moment they saw Hazrat entering the train, 
both of them apologized and Hazrat immediately 
accepted their apologies. On witnessing this incident, the 
truth of Islam dawned upon a sikh who was present their 

and he accepted Islam at the hands of Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu).” 

It seems to be for this reason that some of the Scholars of 
Tariqat have said the following when explaining the meaning 
of Wali: 

“A Wali is that person, that on seeing him, one starts to 
remember Allah” 

There is no doubt that when a person saw Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and the way he spoke and 
behaved, the person seeing him would immediately start to 
remember Allah and his heart would be turned in the direction 
of attaining closeness to Allah. 

(3) The third sign of (Wilaayat) being explained is: “He 
abstains from sinning” This too has a special importance in 
the life of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). There 
is no single incident in his life that has ever shown that at any 
time he committed any sin. He kept himself completely safe 
from committing any sins. He never allowed his garb of piety 
and knowledge to be stained in the blotches of any sin. 

He was such a firm mountain of steadfastness that he never 
allowed himself to slip even one bit out of the boundaries of 
Shariat. To take photographs is haraam. This is a common 
transgression that almost everyone is involved in. 

Until his last moments, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) regarded this as Haraam. When the Indian government 
made it compulsory for every individual to have a photograph 
in his or her passport, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) 
refused to take a photo even for this reason. He said that he 

was not prepared to do a haraam act so as to do one good and 
pure action. 

Even though he had a burning desire in his heart for Hajj and 
Ziyaarat at that time, but he refused to go with a photo in his 
passport. Finally, the Indian and Saudi governments both 
agreed for him and his blessed wife to leave India and enter 
Arabia without a photo in his passport. 

Translator’s Note: This was also a great example of the 
steadfastness of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
and his true obedience in the Court of Almighty Allah and the 
Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 

With the exception of the above mentioned incident, there are 
numerous other incidents which bear testimony to how he 
strived to abstain from committing any sinful acts. 

There are also numerous incidents that can be found in his life 
where not only he stayed away from sinful acts, but also he 
abstained from doing those things which were contrary to the 
Sunnah and those things that were contrary to the preferred 
way. Such incidents and others will be explained in the pages 
which follow. 

(2) The fourth sign of (Wilaayat) being explained is: He even 
abstains from being too engrossed in those things which 
are allowed for him and which cause one to be engrossed 
in its pleasures.” 

The meaning of this is that if he gets something desirable that is 
allowable and permissible without making an effort for it and 
the Wali did not allow himself (his nafs) to stay away from it, 
then it is not suitable to his Wilaayat. An incident is being 
presented which shows how Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 

Allahu anhu) even abstained from doing those things which 
were allowed without being engrossed in its pleasures. This will 
be well understood by the people of wisdom. 

The ruling of the Shariat is that a person, who is not in I'tekaaf 
and who is not a musaafir (traveler), is not allowed to eat, 
drink or sleep in the Musjid. If a person needs to eat or drink in 
the Musjid, then he must make the intention of I’tekaaf and 
then enter the Musjid. He must read some tasbeehs etc. and 
then only is he allowed eating or drinking something in the 
Musjid and this is that which is permissible and according to 
the Fatwas. 

However, if a person even after making the intention of 
I’tekaaf, still abstains from eating or drinking in the Musjid, then 
this is his Taqwa (piety). 

The wisdom in not eating or drinking in the Musjid is that if 
ordinary people see the Ulama eating and drinking in the 
Musjid, then they too will do so without any hindrance. It is for 
this reason that the Awliyah and the learned personalities have 
abstained from eating and drinking in the Musjid. 

Molvi Ahmed Hussain Saaheb, who was a very punctual 
person in his Namaaz and also a person who was very firm in 
Shariat says that once Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) and Huzoor Muhadith Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
both came to their hometown. He says, 

“Once, both these great personalities were sitting in the 
Musjid and the hosts who had invited them to the said 
town, presented some tea for them whilst they were in 
the Musjid. Huzoor Muhadith Azam took the tea and 
drank it in the Musjid and Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) took the tea and went outside the 

door of the Musjid to drink it. On seeing this Huzoor 
Muhadith Saheb Qibla said, ‘That is your Taqwa (piety) 
and this is your fatwa (decree).’” 

Another similar incident about both these personalities was 
presented by Maulana Marghoob Hassan Saaheb Qadri 
A’zami. He says, 

“During one journey, Huzoor Muhadith Azam and 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam were both seated inside the 
Musjid after Asr Namaaz. Some person brought some 
tea to both of them in the Musjid. Huzoor Muhadith 
Azam Hind took his tea whilst sitting in the Musjid, but 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind took the cup of tea and 
went outside the door of the Musjid and then drank the 
tea. Those present witnessed the actions of both these 
personalities but did not have the courage to ask why 
each acted separately. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Azam 
realized the position of those present and said, ‘When I 
enter into the Musjid, I make the intention of ’tekaaf 
and there is no objection according to Shariat in a 
Mu’takif (one in I’tekaaf) eating or drinking in the 
Musjid. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam also made the very same 
intention of I’tekaaf, but he acted upon Taqwa 


These incidents have made it very clear that even though it is 
permissible and allowable for a Mu’takif to eat and drink in the 
Musjid and there is definitely some pleasure attained in this as 
well as a person is saved from inconvenience, but Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) abstained from such 
allowable actions, for he had reached such a high level of 
Wilaayat but he continued acting with Taqwa. 

His entire life was spent in writing books, propagating the 
religion, passing decrees, giving guidance to people, educating 
his disciples, commanding what is right and forbidding what is 
wrong and spending time engrossed in the love of Allah and 
His Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). Where 
then, did this great Wali have the time to ever be engrossed in 
those pleasurable actions which are allowable and permissible? 

Based on the detailed explanations that have been presented, 
there is no doubt and as clear as the sun at mid-day that 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) is a Wali-e- 
Kaamil and Aarif-e-Saadiq. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam was from amongst 
“The Akhyaar” and “The Saaliheen” 

When discussing Wilaayat (Level of Saintliness), is it also of 
utmost importance and beneficial to explain that Huzoor Mufti- 
e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and other great pious 
personalities like him are given the knowledge of the fact that 
they are from amongst the “Akhyaar” (Virtuous Personality)”. 

It is a very great blessing for a person to become aware of the 
fact that Almighty Allah has placed His Special Blessing upon 
him (in other words, he has become a chosen and special 
servant of Allah). That which we are mentioning is not merely 
an ordinary statement, but it is based on that which the Holy 
Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) has mentioned in one 
of His Blessed Hadith. 

The Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) says, 

“On Whomsoever Allah wishes to place his special 
blessing and Mercy, He makes him the Faqih (Expert 
Jurist) of the Religion” 

All the learned scholars of the Indo-Pak subcontinent and the 
people of knowledge throughout the world unanimously and 
impartially agree that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) was a very great, blessed, esteem, respectable and 
knowledgeable Aalim and Faqih of his era. 

The testimony of this is even evident from his distinguished 
works. The knowledgeable people of the era accepted him as a 
Haafiz of the General principles and intricate minor details 
pertaining to jurisprudence. 

It is for this reason that he was known as Mufti-e-Azam, 
Muhity’yud’deen wa Islam and and the Great Imam of Tariqat 
in his era, thus bestowed with the honorable title of Taajedaar- 
e-Ahle Sunnat. 

He became the person towards whom the servants of Allah 
turned and he was the one who was there to present judicial 
solutions to their problems. Since it has been clearly proven 
that Almighty Allah had made him a very learned and virtuous 
Aalim of the Sunnah and a great Jurist, then in the light of the 
above mentioned Hadith, there is no doubt that Almighty Allah 
had placed his special blessings on Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu). 

Here, this also becomes very clear that when just as a Faqih 
comes to know that he has become great Jurist, in the same 
way he comes to know that Almighty Allah has made him 
amongst those on whom is His Special Blessings. 

It is in Durr-e-Mukhtar from Allama Muhammad Haskafi (radi 
Allahu anhu) as follows: 

“With the exception of the Ambia-e-Kiraam (and those 

to whom the Prophet Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam gave 
glad tidings of Jannat) there is no human who knows if 
Allah has willed to be kind towards him (Place His 
special blessings upon him) as this intention of Allah 
has to do with Ghaib (hidden), but the Fuqaha-e- 
Kiraam (The Learned Jurists) know that Allah has 
intended to place his special blessings upon them, 
because The Truthful and Trustworthy Rasool (Sall 
Allaho alaihi wasallam) said, “On Whomsoever Allah 
wishes to place his special blessing and Mercy, He 
makes him the Faqih (Expert Jurist) of the Religion” 
(Intro of Durr Mukhtar vol 1 page 35) 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) himself said in 
one of his poetic stanzas: 

Huwa he Khaatima Imaan par Mera Noori 
Jabhi He Khuld Ke Hoor-o-Qusoor Aankho me 

My Life has ended with Imaan O Noori, 
That is why I can see the maidens and Palaces of 

This poetic stanza shows that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) had faith in the reality that Allah has bestowed 
His Special Blessings upon him. 

The Great Imam of Fiqh Imamul A’ima Siraajul Ummat 
Kaashiful Ghumma Sayyidi Imam Azam Abu Hanifa, Imamul 
Mashariq wal Magharib Qaazi Abu Yusuf and Muharir-e- 
Mazhab Sayyidina Imam Muhammad (radi Allahu ta aala 

anhum) have been blessed by Allah with His special blessings. 
Discussing this, it is mentioned in Durr-e-Mukhtar: 

“Ismaeel bin Abi Rujaan saw Hazrat Imam Muhammad 
(radi Allahu anhu) in his dream after he had passed 
away. He asked him, ‘How did your Creator treat you.’ 
He answered, ‘Rub-e-Kareeem made my Maghfirat and 
then my Rub said’, ‘O Muhammad! If I had intended to 
punish you, then I would have not blessed you with the 
knowledge of Fiqh’ Ismaeel says I then asked Hazrat 
Imam Muhammad, ‘What is the condition of Imam Abu 
Yusuf?’ In answer he said, ‘He is in a more exalted 
position than me’ ‘I then asked, what is the condition of 
Imam Abu Hanifa?’ He answered, ‘What are you asking 
me about him? Compared to us, he is in Alal Iliyain (in 
the great heights of Jannatul Firdaus)’ and why should 
he not receive such an exalted position, when for forty 
years, he read the Namaaz of Fajr with the wudhu of 
Esha Salaah, he made fifty five Hajj and saw his Rub 
one hundred times in his dream.” (Intro of Durr-d- 
Mukhtar on the footnotes of Raddul Muhtaar vol 1 page 38) 

From this narration, it is clear that Almighty Allah protected 
him and freed him from the punishment of the hereafter 
because he had attained the knowledge of Figh and shone as 
great Faqih and one who with his pen propagated the religion. 

Countless thanks and favours of Allah are upon us that he 
made our Spiritual Grandmaster Sayyidid Aale Rahmaan Abul 
Barkaat Muhiy’yud’deen Jilani Muhammad Mustafa Raza Khan 
Barelvi the greatest Faqih (Proficient Jurist) of his time through 
the blessings of the great and learned Fuqaha and pious 
predecessors. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
had numerous laws of Figh inscribed in his mind. He wrote 

vast amounts of Fatawa (Edicts) and was so proficient that he 
solved even modern day queries with much ease. 

During the era of General Ayub Khan, there was a government 
appointed Hilaal Committee (Moon Sighting Committee). An 
incident relating to this is being presented from the book 
written on Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) by 
Maulana Sayyid Riyaasat Ali Qadri (Karachi) wherein those 
reading this book will realize the vast knowledge and wisdom 
of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

Once during the time of Eid, a few members of the said Hilaal 
committee flew into the sky with a plane, with the intention of 
sighting the moon. These people saw the moon and they 
informed the government of their sighting. Based on this, the 
government announced the confirmation of moon sighting for 

Some Ulama opposed this and Fatwas were thus collected on 
this issue from Ulama all over the world. One questionnaire on 
this issue was also sent to Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) in Bareilly Shareef. All the Muftis from many 
countries supported the Moon Sighting committee’s decision 
but Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) gave his 
Fatwa against what they had said. He wrote: 

“The ruling of the Shariat is that to start fasting and to 
end the fasting (Eid), the moon needs to be sighted from 
the ground and where the moon has not been sighted, 
there the Qaazi should give his ruling based on 
receiving proper testimony of sighting as per the 

The moon must be sighted from the ground or anything 
that is attached to the ground (built on the ground). As 

for the issue of sighting from the plane (whilst in flight), 
then, this is incorrect as the moon sets and does not 
vanish. It is for this reason that in some places the 
moon is seen on the 29" whilst in other places it is seen 
on the 30". If it were correct to sight the moon from a 
plane and announce confirmation of sighting, then, by 
going even higher into the sky, the moon will be visible 
on the 27" as well. Now can one after seeing the moon 
(through this way) on the 27" and 28" say it to be 
permissible to announce that the next day will be Eid 
or Baqr Eid? How then will it be correct to give this 
verdict that to see the moon in this way on the 29" is 

Second Proof of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
being amongst the Blessed Special 
Servants of Allah 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was definitely 
from amongst the pious and blessed servants of Allah. Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was the personality 
towards whom all his disciples and those who loved him 
turned to in their times of need. 

They came to him to solve their judicial, social, political, 
spiritual personal and congregational problems and he would 
assist them to sort out their problems and give them comfort. It 
is mentioned in the Hadith Shareef that when Allah intends to 
send his special blessings upon someone, then he makes him 
the one towards whom the people turn to in their times of 

Thus it is totally correct to say that even in the light of this, 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) can be clearly 
seen as a chosen and blessed servant of Allah. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) was from amongst the 
Beloveds of Allah 

A very blessed moment in the life of a servant and the 
ascension of a servant is when is Master loves him and blesses 
him with the gift of being a beloved servant. 

When a person is on a level that he loves but he does not 
know how much he is loved, then he just burns in this love 
which he possesses, but once he reaches a level where not 
only does he love, but he knows that the One whom he loves 
also loves him dearly, then the level of love changes and he 
becomes free from any fears. 

This level in spiritualism where a servant loves his Creator and 
Allah ta’aala makes him aware that Allah loves him is known as 
“Mahboobiyat” Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) had reached this exalted level of love. The proof of this 
is that he was accepted all over, even in Arabia by those who 
had sincerity and true love for Allah and His Rasool (Sall 
Allaho alaihi wasallam). 

Where ever he went, thousands of people flocked towards him 
to attain his blessings and take his duas. This is proof that a 
believer has reached the level of Mahboobiyat. 

Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran: 

“Verily for those who believed and did good deeds, it is 
near that The Compassionate will instill their love into 
the hearts of the people.” (Surah Maryam verse 96) 

Whilst commentating on this verse Sadrul Afaadil Hazrat 
Maulana Na’eemud’deen Muradabadi (alaihir rahma) says as 
follows in Khazaa’inul Irfaan: 

“It is in the Hadith that when Allah makes any servant 
His beloved, He says to Jibraeel (Alaihis salaam) that 
certain person is my beloved. Hazrat Jibraeel (alaihis 
salaam) starts to love that person. Then Hazrat Jibraeel 
(alaihi salaam) announces in the skies that Allah Ta’Aala 
loves a certain person, thus all should love him. Thus, 
those in the skies start to love him, and then his 
personality becomes an accepted one on the earth.” 

After this, Sadrul Afaadil says: 

“From this it is evident that the vast acceptance that true 
believers, the pious persons and the Awliya-e-Kaamileen 
receive is based on their Mahboobiyat.” (i.e. Allah’s love for 

It is for this reason that a pious servant of Allah once said, 

“Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) is like a 
bright shining flame towards which the entire sunni 
world flocks. This has been seen time and over again by 
all those who had the opportunity to be with him. Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was on such a 
level of Mahboobiyat that his love became the heartbeat 
of ever true sunni Muslim.” 

Chapter 2 

A Glimpse inta 
Che Life Of 
Ghaus- Ul- Wagt 
Muzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Plind 

(Radi Allahu Anhu) 

Glorious Birth 

Ghausul Waqt, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was 
born on Monday, 22nd of Zil Hijjah 1310 AH (18 July 1892) in 
the most beautiful city of Bareilly Shareef, India. It was in this 
very city that his illustrious father, the Mujaddid (Reviver) of 
Islam, Imam-e-Ahle Sunnat, Aala Hazrat, Ash Shah Imam 
Ahmed Raza Khan Al Qaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was born 
(1856 - 1921). At the time of the birth of Ghousul Waqt, Mufti- 
e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu), his distinguished father, was 
in Marehrah Shareef, one of the great spiritual centres of the 
Sunni World. 

On that very night, Sayyidina AalaHazrat (radi Allahu anhu) 
dreamt that he had been blessed with a son and in his dream 
he named his son "Aale Rahmaan". Hazrat Makhdoom Shah 
Abul Hussain Ahmadi Noori (radi Allahu anhu), one of the 
great personalities of Marehrah Shareef, named the child "Abul 
Barkaat Muhiy'yuddeen Jilani". Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) was later named "Mustafa Raza Khan". His Aqiqa 
was done on the name of "Muhammad", which was the 
tradition of the family. 

Glad Tidings of Peer-O-Murshid 

Upon the birth of Ghausul Waqt, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) Sayyidina Shah Abul Hussain Ahmadi Noori (radi 
Allahu anhu) told Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu), 

"Maulana, When I come to Bareilly Shareef, then I will 
definitely see this child. He is a very blessed child." 

As promised, when Sayyiduna Abul Hussain Ahmadi Noori 
(radi Allahu anhu) went to Bareilly Shareef, he immediately 

summoned to see Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
who was only six (6) months old. Sayyiduna Noori Mia (radi 
Allahu anhu), as he was also famously known, congratulated 
Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) and said, 

"This child will be of great assistance to the Deen and 
through him the servants of Almighty Allah will gain 
great benefit. This child is a Wali. From his blessed 
sight thousands of stray Muslims will become firm on 
the Deen. He is a sea of blessings." 

On saying this, Sayyiduna Noori Mia (radi Allahu anhu) placed 
his blessed finger into the mouth of Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) and made him a Mureed. He also blessed him 
with I'jaazat and Khilafat at the same time. Not only did he 
receive Khilafat in the Qaderi Silsila (Order), but also in the 
Chishti, Nakshbandi, Suharwardi, and Madaari Orders. He also 
received Khilafat from his blessed father, Aala Hazrat, Ash 
Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Al Qaderi (radi Allahu anhu). 

His Features 

Well built, handsome, round face, very radiant. It seemed like 
drops of Noor were raining on it. Big beautiful eyes, glittering 
and alert, broad eyebrows, thin eyelashes, Bright tan fingers, 
well groomed beard, white and soft like silk, moustache, not 
very big and not too thin. He had a firm nose, broad forehead, 
small beautiful teeth like pearls. He had a firm neck, back 
slightly bent, broad wrists, full palms, firm and beautiful feet. 

Early Education 

Ghausul Waqt, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
attained most of his early education from his illustrious family - 

from his father, Aala Hazrat, Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza 
Khan Al Qaderi (radi Allahu anhu) the Mujaddid of Islam, 
whose status and position even at that time cannot be 
explained in these few lines. He also studied Kitaabs under the 
guidance of Hazrat Maulana Haamid Raza Khan (his elder 
brother), Maulana Shah Rahm Ilahi Maglori and Maulana 
Sayyid Basheer Ahmad Aligarhi and Maulana Zahurul Hussain 
Rampuri (radi Allahu anhum). 

He studied various branches of knowledge under the guidance 
of his most learned and blessed father, AalaHazrat (radi Allahu 

He attained proficiency in the many branches of Islamic 
knowledge from among which are: Tafseer; Hadith; Fiqh; Laws 
of Jurisprudence; Sarf; Nahw; Tajweed; Conduct of Language; 
Philosophy; Logistics; Mathematics; History etc.; Arithmetic; 
Aqaid (Belief); Taasawwaf; Poetry; Debating; Sciences; etc. 

His First Fatawa 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu's) brilliance as an Islamic Scholar manifested itself when 
he was a still a youth, but overflowing with knowledge and 
wisdom. He wrote his first historical Fatawa (Islamic Ruling) 
when he was only 13 years old. It dealt with the topic of 
"Raza'at" - affinity between persons breast fed by the same 
woman. The following has been recorded with regards to this 

Hazrat Maulana Zafrud'deen and Hazrat Maulana Sayyid 
Abdur Rasheed (radi Allahu anhum) were at the Darul Ifta 
(Fatawa Department) at this stage. One day, Mufti-e-Azam-e- 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) walked into the Darul Ifta and noticed 
that Hazrat Maulana Zafrud'deen (radi Allahu anhu) was 

writing a certain Fatawa. He was taking "Fatawa Razvia" from 
the shelf as his reference. 

On seeing this, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) said, 
"Are you relying on Fatawa Razvia to write an answer?" 
Maulana Zafrud'deen (radi Allahu anhu) replied, "Alright then, 
why don't you write the answer without looking." Mufti-e- 
Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) then wrote a powerful answer 
without any problem. 

This was the Fatawa concerning "Raza'at" - the very first 
Fatawa which he had written. The answer was then sent to his 
father, Sayyiduna AalaHazrat (radi Allahu anhu) for correction 
and verification. On seeing the authenticity of the Fatawa, 
Sayyiduna AalaHazrat (radi Allahu anhu) became delighted 
and immediately certified the Fatawa. 

Sayyiduna AalaHazrat (radi Allahu anhu) then signed the 
Fatawa. He also commanded Hafiz Yaqeenudeen (radi Allahu 
anhu) to make a stamp for Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) as a gift and said that it should read as follows: "Abul 
Barkaat Muhiy'yuddeen Jilani Aale Rahmaan urf Mustafa Raza 

This incident took place in 1328 AH. After this incident Mufti-e- 
Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) 
spent another 12 years writing Fatawas at the feet of 
AalaHazrat (radi Allahu anhu). He was given this immense 
responsibility of issuing Fatawas even while AalaHazrat (radi 
Allahu anhu) was in this physical world. He continued this 
trend until his last breath. The stamp which was given to him 
was mislaid during his second Hajj when his bags were lost. 

Character and Habits 

Wealth, presidency, worldly satisfaction and materialistic 
happiness can be given to a person by anyone, but not every 
person has the spiritual insight to give tranquility to a disturbed 
heart or put a smile on the face of a depressed person, but 
Tajedaare Ahle Sunnah, Taaje Wilayat Wa Karaamat, Mufti-e- 
Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) 
gave both the treasures of the physical world and the spiritual 
worlds to those in need. To be his servant was not less than 

Every day hundreds and thousands of people in need of 
spiritual, physical and academic needs would come to him and 
each one of them returned with complete satisfaction. Mufti-e- 
Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) 
is that light of such an illustrious family whose radiance 
reflected itself in his character and manners that he displayed - 
such qualities that very few would be able to reach perfection. 
His character was the true embodiment of the Sunnah of 
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam). 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu) possessed great heights of good character, moral 
standards, kindness, sincerity, love and humbleness. He never 
refused the invitation of any poor Muslim. 

He always stayed away from those who were very wealthy and 
lavish. He was the possessor of great moral and ethical values. 
It is stated that once Akbar Ali Khan, a Governor of U.P., came 
to visit Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu). Mufti-e-Azam- 
e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) did not meet him but left to a place 
called Puraana Shahar (Old City) to visit a poor Sunni Muslim 
who was very ill and at the doorstep of death. 

On another ocassion, Fakhruddeen Ali Ahmad, the President 
of a Political Party, came to visit Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) but was refused this opportunity. Many other 
proud ministers had also come to meet Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) but met with the same fate. This was due to 
his extreme dislike for politics and involvement in worldly 
affairs. Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) never fell short 
in entertaining those who came to visit him. 

When he was physically fit he would go into the Visitors 
Section and ask each person whether they had eaten or not. 
He used to ask them if they partook in tea or not. He used to 
continuously enquire as to whether they were experiencing 
any difficulties or not. 

It was often seen that he would personally carry the dishes into 
the house for the visitors! He was definitely blessed with the 
characters of the "Salf us Saaliheen" or The Pious Servants of 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu) was a pillar of hospitality and humbleness. If he 
reprimanded a certain person for doing something un-Islamic 
or if he became displeased with anyone for some reason or the 
other, he used to also explain to the person in a very nice way 
and also try to cheer that person. He would then make Dua in 
abundance for such a person. 

His Mureeds (Disciples), on many ocassions, used to recite 
Manqabats (Poetry) in his praise. On hearing such Manqabats 
he would say, "I am not worthy of such praise. May Allah make 
me worthy." 

Many people came to him for his blessings. Others would 
come for Ta'weez. He never refused anyone. It is also not 

known how many homes were being supported through the 
kindness and hospitality of Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana 
Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu). 

He always entertained those who came from far and near to 
the best of his means. He used to even give most of his visitors 
train and bus fares to travel. In winter, he would give warm 
clothes, warm sheets and blankets to the poor and the needy. 
Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu) gave Khilafat to many Ulama-e-Ikraam and personally 
tied the Amaama (Turban) on their heads. He gave cloaks, 
turbans and hats to many people. 

Once, during winter, a few of the Khaadims were present with 
Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu). He was lying on his 
bed and covered with a shawl. A certain Maulana Abu Sufyaan 
touched Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu's) shawl and 
commented as to how beautiful it was. 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) immediately removed 
the shawl and presented it to him. Although the Maulana 
refused to accept it Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
insisted that he have it. All of his Mehfils were full of knowledge 
and Barkah. Many questions on Tassawuf were easily 
answered by him. It seemed as if the rains of mercy and rays of 
Noor were spread all over his Mehfils. 

A Few of His Unique Habits 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu) always wanted to see a Muslim's inner and outer 
personality. He always advised them to mould their lives 
according to the principles and the commands of Islam. He 
always showed discomfort to those who did not have beards, 
those who wore hats and to those who wore ultra-western 

clothes. He used to warn such Muslims. Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, 
Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) used to show 
his displeasure towards those who wore ties. 

He would tug at their ties and commanded them to abstain 
from wearing a tie. He also asked them to make Tauba from 
such acts. Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan 
(radi Allahu anhu) always commanded Muslims to give or take 
anything with their right hand. 

He stopped the Muslims from calling the governments as their 
"Sarkaar" or leaders. He never kept any ordinary Kitaab on the 
books of Tafseer or Hadith. Whenever he sat in a Meelad-un- 
Nabi (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) or Mehfil-e-Zikr, he always 
sat with utmost respect until the very end. Mufti-e-Azam-e- 
Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) never 
spat towards the Qibla. 

He never stretched his legs in the direction of the Qibla. 
Whenever he entered the cemetery, he never used his entire 
feet to walk on the ground. He always walked on his toes. At 
times, he would stand on his toes for about half an hour in the 
graveyard making Dua-e- Maghfirat! 

He always stopped Muslims from doing any fortune telling. If 
any death or loss took place in the house of a Muslim, Mufti-e- 
Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) 
would go to comfort the people of that house but he would 
never eat there. He always advised those in sorrow to make 
Sabr and remember Almighty Allah. 

He always respected Ulama-e-Ikraam. He respected the 
Sayyids in such a manner as a slave will respect his King. He 
prohibited Muslims from keeping un-Islamic names. He 

preferred such names as Abdullah, Abdur Rahmaan, 
Muhammad and Ahmad. 

His Boldness and Fearlessness 

The sign of a true Mo'min is that he never submits himself 
before an enemy. In the worst of circumstances a Mo'min 
announces that which is the truth. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sall 
Allaho alaihi wasallam) said, "To speak the truth before a 
tyrant King is a great Jihad." 

So imagine the excellence of a person who always spoke the 
truth at all times, a person who always raised the flag of truth 
and honesty, and a person who never left the path of truth in 
his entire life! Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza 
Khan (radi Allahu anhu) was one such person. He is one of the 
greatest leaders of the Sunnis. His boldness and fearlessness is 
difficult to explain. 

His entire life was spent speaking against Deobandis, Wahabis 
and all the other misleading sects, whether it was against the 
West, Qadianism, or Najdism he always challenged them right 
till the very end. He always propagated the true Deen and the 
Path of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah. 

With his Fatawas, he helped protect the Imaan of not only the 
Muslims in India and Pakistan, but of Muslims throughout the 
world. He attacked the enemies of Islam through his writings, 
sayings, actions, etc. He did everything in his capacity to 
challenge the enemies of Islam. No person in his presence 
could say or do anything against Shariah. No person could 
speak against that which was the truth. 

It is stated by one of Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
Khaadim's, who accompanied him on a journey by train, that 

there were some people in the train who were consuming 
alcohol. When Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) saw 
them, he reprimanded them and told them to desist from such 
a Haraam act. They did not listen to his advise so he scolded 
the leader of the group who was a young and well-built 

He gave the young person a hard slap which caused the bottle 
of alcohol to fall far from his hand. The Khaadim expected the 
person to retaliate but, who had the nerve to retaliate against 
this Lion of Islam! They became afriad and sat down quietly. 
Later some of them came up to Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) and begged for forgiveness for their shameful 

Ibaadat and Riyaazat 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu) always performed his Salaah in Jamaah whether he was 
on journey or not. 

The moment he put his foot out of his house to go towards the 
Masjid, he used to be surrounded by his Mureeds (disciples) 
and well-wishers who would follow him till the Masjid door 
which was just a few feet away from his house. While some 
would be kissing his blessed hands, others tried to talk with 
him. He would reply to all those who made Salaam to him. On 
entering the Masjid, he would immediately recite the dua 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu) would then remove his Amaama and then sit down to 
perform Wudhu. He would wash all the parts thoroughly so 
that the Sunnahs were accomplished. He would perform his 
Salaah with great sincerity and used to be lost in the worship of 

his Creator. The person who looked at him from a distance 
would have instantly understood that Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) had left all the worldly desires and was 
intent upon pleasing his Creator. 

Love for the Holy Prophet 
(Sall Allaho Alaihi Wasallam) 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu) was drowned in the love for the Holy Prophet, 
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam). 
Everything he did was for the pleasure of Almighty Allah and 
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam). All that he 
had gained was due to the intense love which he possessed for 
the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam). His 

great and intense love for the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi 
wasallam) can be understood by the fact that during the latter 
stages of his life, even though he was very ill, he would sit for 
hours with great respect in the Naath Mehfils and would shed 
tears in his love for Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sall Allaho alaihi 

He used to celebrate the Meelad-un-Nabi (Sall Allaho alaihi 
wasallam) each year with great splendour. The programme 
used to begin on the eve of the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal and 
used to continue till the next day just before lunch. The 
invitation was open to all Muslims and they all used to be fed. 

Love for Sayyiduna Ghausul Azam 
(Radi Allahu Anhu) 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu) possessed profound love for Sayyiduna Ghousul Azam, 

Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi Allahu anhu). He wrote many 
poems in which he praised Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi 
Allahu anhu) with great respect. His love for Sheikh Abdul 
Qaadir Jilani (radi Allahu anhu) can be understood from the 
following incident: 

"Once, a very young descendant of Sayyiduna Sheikh 
Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi Allahu anhu) Hazrat Peer 
Taahir Ala'uddeen (radi Allahu anhu), visited Bareilly 
Shareef. The respect and honour that Mufti-e-Azam-e- 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) showed towards him was out 
of this world. Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
used to walk bare feet behind him with great respect." 

The great Ulama of the time have stated that Mufti-e-Azam-e- 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was lost to such an extent in the love 
for Sayyiduna Ghousul Azam, Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi 
Allahu anhu) that even physically he began to resemble Sheikh 
Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi Allahu anhu). 

Respect for Sayyids And Ulama 

Ghausul Waqt, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) had 
great respect and love for the Ulama and for Sayyids 
(Descendants of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah sallal laahu alaihi 
wasallam). The respect which he showed towards them is 
beyond explanation. One day, in 1979, a lady came with her 
little child to ask for Ta'weez. 

It was a very hot day and she was informed that Mufti-e-Azam- 
e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was resting. The lady, however, was 
in great need for the particular Ta'weez. She asked someone to 
see if Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was awake but 
nobody had the nerve of going near him while he was resting 

as they considered this to be disrespectful. Taking her child she 
commented, "What did we know that the words of 
Sayyids will not be heard in this place". 

It is not known how Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
heard this, but he immediately summoned one of the Mureeds. 
He instructed him to call the lady and not give her grief. 

The woman then sent her child to Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu). He asked the child's name and showed great 
love and respect towards this young child. With great affection, 
he placed his hand on the child's head. He even asked 
someone to bring an apple for the child. From behind the 
curtain, he spoke to the lady concerning her problem and 
immediately wrote a Ta'weez for her. 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) then sent a message to 
his family requesting that the mother and child should only be 
allowed to leave after the heat became less intense; that they 
should be well entertained and that no shortage should be 
spared in entertaining these Sayyids. When Allamah Sadru 
Shariah Maulana Amjad Ali Al Qadri (radi Allahu anhu), the 
author of the famous "Bahare Shariah" used to come to 
Bareilly Shareef for the Urs Shareef of Sayyiduna AalaHazrat 
(radi Allahu anhu), Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
used to go to the railway station to welcome him and showed 
great respect towards this Scholar of Islam. He also showed 
great respect towards Sayyidi Hafiz-e-Millat and Hazrat 
Maulana Hasmat Ali Khan Sahib (radi Allahu anhum). He also 
showed respect towards his own Mureeds and Khalifas who 
were Alims. 

His Blessed Marriage 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) married the blessed 
daughter of his paternal uncle, Hazrat Muhammad Raza Khan 
(radi Allahu anhu). He had 6 daughters and one son, Hazrat 
Anwaar Raza (radi Allahu anhu), who passed away during 

His Journey to Haramain Sharifain 

Tajedaare Ahle Sunnah, Taaje Wilayat Wa Karaamat, Mufti-e- 
Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) 
went twice for Hajj - in 1905 and 1945. He performed his third 
Hajj in 1971. Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza 
Khan (radi Allahu anhu) was the first person to go for Hajj 
without a photograph in his passport. 

He refused to take a photograph. Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) was allowed to go for Hajj without a photograph 
in his passport and without taking any vaccinations. During his 
trip to Makkatul Mukarramah, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu), also had the opportunity of meeting those Ulama 
whom his father, Sayidduna AalaHazrat (radi Allahu anhu), 
met during his visit to Haramain Sharifain. 

These great Ulama were from amongst the students of Sayyid 
Yahya (radi Allahu anhu). A few of the Ulama that he met 
were Allamah Sayyid Ameen Qutbi; Allamah Sayyid Abbas 
Alawi and Allamah Sayyid Noor Muhammad (radi Allahu 
anhum). They narrated many incidents which had taken place 
during Sayyiduna Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu's) visit to 
Haramain Sharifain. They then requested Khilafat from Mufti-e- 
Azam-e-Hind, (radi Allahu anhu) which he bestowed upon 

His Masterfulness in The Field Of Fiqh 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu), who after writing his first Fatawa while still a student at 
"Darul Uloom Manzare Islam", was given the status of Mufti 
due to his immense knowledge. When the Muslim World 
began to see his knowledge and Fatawas brightenening the 
world, they began calling him "Mufti-e-Azam" or The Most 
Exalted Mufti of the Time. This title alone became the name he 
was recognised by. 

Whenever the name "Mufti Azam Hind" was mentioned, it 
referred to none other than his exalted personality. Remember 
that he or she only is exalted who has been blessed with this 
excellence by Almighty Allah and His Beloved Rasool (Sall 
Allaho alaihi wasallam). Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana 
Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) was a personality free 
from pride, lavishness and self- fame. His status was bestowed 
upon him by Almighty Allah and His Beloved Rasool (Sall 
Allaho alaihi wasallam). 

That person to whom Almighty Allah and His Rasool (Sall 
Allaho alaihi wasallam) grants such excellence, then such 
excellence cannot be understood by ordinary mortals. This is 
one of the reasons why the entire world was brightened and 
received the benefits of his knowledge of Fiqh. 

There came a stage when Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) was not only known as "Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind" but he 
was also known as "Mufti-e-Azam-e-Alam" or The Grand Mufti 
of the World. It is recorded that on his trip to the Haramain 
Sharifain the Ulama of the Hejaz (Arabia), Syria, Egypt, Iraq, 
and from many other countries came to him to solve Fiqh 
Mas'alas. Many became his Mureeds. 

This is how his Faiz of Shariah and Tariqah spread its rays 
throughout the world. While in the Hejaz Shareef, he also had 
to deal with many Fatawas that poured in from various 
countries, such as, Africa, Mauritius, United Kingdom, 
America, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and many 
other places. He answered every single one of them in a very 
dedicated and professional manner. 

Mas'ala on Tassawwuf 

Once, Maulana Abdul Hadi Al Qadri and Soofi Iqbal Sahib 
asked Ghausul Waqt, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
the following question: "Huzoor! Can one remember his 
Sheikh in Namaaz?" Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
answered by saying, "If you need to remember anyone in 
Namaaz then you should remember Tajedare Do Aalam, 
Habbibe Khuda (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam). 

Yes, just as people tend to gaze here and there in Namaaz - if, 
in this way, the thought of one's Peer comes into the mind, 
then there is no hindrance". Subhan-Allah! Such caution is in 
this answer! This answer has also contradicted the Deobandi 
belief. By looking at the life of Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) and reading his Fatawas, one would see his status 
and excellence in the spiritual domain. 

His spiritual life was according to that of his renowned and 
distinguished father, Sayyiduna Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu). 

Love for Naath Shareef 

In the world of poetry, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa 
Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) was a Giant of his time. Most of 
his poems were in the form of Humd (Praise of Allah), Naath 

Shareef, Qasidas and Mangabats compiled in the Arabic, Urdu, 
Persian and Hindi languages. All these poems were compiled 
into a book which is famously known as "Samaane 
Bakhshish" which is still available toady. Samaane Bakhshsish 
is a treasure chest which flows with pearls of love for 
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam). The 
compilation of Samaane Bakhshish is through the blessings of 
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam). 

When Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) returned from 
his journeys he would become engrossed in the writing of 
Fatawas, yet he found the time to prepare Samaane 
Bakhshsish and many other kitaabs. In the world of poetry, 
Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was known as 
"Noori". A few of his most famous Naats are being presented 
below for Barkat. Also included is a Manqabat in his praise: 

(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) 

Too Shama-e-Risaalat He 



You are the Torch of Prophet hood, 
the Universe your ardent devotees. 
You are the Bright Moon of Messengership, 
O’Manisfestation of the Beloved 


From your Court we eat, and from Your Court we Drink. 
The water in reality is your water, 
the food in reality is your food 


If the blessed face of the Disrtibutor of Kauthar (drink of 
Jannah) were to be unveiled, 
Then every heart will be stimulated (spiritual) and all eyes who 
see (this) will be lost in (its love) 


His (the devotees) feet were covered with blisters, 
so he walked on his head. 
Intelligent is the Devotee, Intelligent is the Devotee 


When I lower my forehead in the Court of My Beloved. 
Do not think of this as a Prostration 
O’ Najdi (Wahabi) for I am presenting my head as an offering 


Occupy this heart, for the heart of Noori is unoccupied. Let 
your manifestations be instilled therein, 
causing that which is unoccupied to be become occupied 


Through the Manifestations of the beloved 
Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), 
the heart of Noori is radiant. Until Qiyaamah, 
may this abode of Noori be forever glowing 

eke kk & 

Payaam Le Ke Jo Aayi 
Sabaa Madine Se 


When the Sweet Wind brought the 
Blessed Message, from Madinah, 
with it, it brought the cure 
for the person ill with love, from Madinah 


May our hearts also be revived from Madinah 
for the Moon and stars have gained there glitter from Madinah 


Who ever comes here (Madinah) takes something with him, 
who is he who left empty handed? 
Tell me who has ever heard the word “NO” from Madinah 


He has entered Paradise whosoever has entered Madinah 
And he has left Paradise, if he has left Madinah 


Madinah is a fountain of eternal life O Friends 
Let us go and gain eternal life from Madinah 


When a Muslim goes to Madinah, then he reaches Paradise, 
For the part leading straight to Paradise, is Madinah 


At your blessed feet, may my head be sacrificed, 
and my soul sacrifice be surrendered 
O Allah do not ever bring me back from the 
Bright City of Madinah 


They have destroyed the beautiful Garden of Your Beloved 

O’ Allah, Let these evil Najdis (wahabis) be driven out of 


In accordance with Your Destiny O Noori, 
you will also receive, 

a portion of that which even the Kings and 
Beggars take from Madinah 

k kkk k 

Kuch Aisa Kar de Mere 
Kirdgaar Aankho me 

Kuch Aisa Kar de Mere Kirdgaar Aankho me 
Hamesha Naqsh Rahe Roo-e-Yaar Aankho me 

Tumhaare Qadmo pe moti nisaar hone ko 
Hain be shumaar meri Ashkbaar Aankho me 

Unhe na dekha to kis kaam ki ye Aankhe 

Ke Dekhne ki he saari Bahaar Ankho me 

Nazar me Kaise sama-e-phool Jannat ke 
Ke bus chuke he Madine ki Khaar Aankho me 

Ajab nahi ke likha Lauh ka Nazar Aaye 
Jo Naqshe Paa ka laga’o Ghubaar Aankho me 

Khule hain deeda-e-Ushaaq Khwaabe marg me bhi 
Ke Us Nigaar ka he intizaar Aankho me 

Wo Subz Subz Nazar Aa raha he Ghumbad-e-Subz 
Qaraar Aa gaya yoo be Qaraar Aankho me 

Wahee mujhe Nazar aaye Jidhar Nigah Karoo 
Unhi Ka Jalwa rahe Aash kaar Aankho me 

Ye Dil Tarap Ke Kahee Aankho me Na Aaj’aa’o 
Ke Phir Rahaa he kissi ka Mazaar Aankho me 

Karam ye mujh pe kiya he mere tassawur ne 
Ke Aaj khinch di Tasweer-e-Yaar Aankho me 

Farishto Poochte ho mujh se ke kis ki Ummat ho 
Lo Dekh lo ye he tasweer-e-Yaar Aankho me 

Ye Kya sawaal he mujh se ke kis ka banda he 
Me jis ka banda hoo he Noor Baar Aankho me 

Piyaa he Jaam-e-Muhabbat jo Aap ne NOORI 
Hamesha Us ka rahega Khumaar Aankho me 

ek kk k 

Manqabat In Praise Of Ghaus-Ul-Waqt 
Huzoor Mufti-E-Azam Hind 
Radi Allahu Anhu 


The Generous, The son of The Generous is whose family? 
It is that of My Murshid 
May Almighty Allah keep forever, 
the Shrine of My Murshid 


Wherefrom, the treasures of the worlds, 
are received by the World 
Allah is witness, that this is the Bright 
Treasure chest of My Murshid 


Where even those who see with their hearts, bow their hearts, 
such is the Blessed Court of its Era, that of Murshid 



The Court at which the sad at hear receive comfort 
In Bareilly is that Bright Family of My Murshid 



The place from where the people gain the river of Imaan, 
That is the Bright abode, the Shrine of My Murshid 



With true faith from where ever whoever asked, 
received what he asked 
This is the unseen sea of blessing distributed by My Murshid 


I do not lift my eyes anymore to look at any other 
For in my eyes is now embedded the 
Blessed Shrine of My Murshid 

ewe k & k 

Books & Treaties 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu) was a great Muhaqqiq (Philosopher) and Musannif 
(Author). His writings were filled with the rays of knowledge of 
his distinguished father, AalaHazrat, Ash Shah Imam Ahmed 
Raza Khan Al Qaderi (radi Allahu anhu). All his works 
displayed great research. It seemed as if his works were 
overflowing with the "research of Imam Ghazzali (radi Allahu 
anhu), the rareness of Imam Raazi (radi Allahu anhu) and the 
rays of knowledge of Imam Jalaluddeen Suyuti (radi Allahu 
anhu)". Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) wrote a 

number of books in his blessed lifetime. 


Famous Khulafa 

The Khulafa of Tajedaare Ahle Sunnah, Taaje Wilayat Wa 
Karaamat, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan 
(radi Allahu anhu) are said to be in the thousands. They are 
not only present in India, but are spread throughout the world. 

His Mureedeen 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu's) Mureedeen were not 
only ordinary people but his Mureeds also consisted of great 
Ulama, Muftis, Mufassirs, Poets, Philosophers, Professors, 
Doctors, etc. It is said that he has millions of Mureedeen. 

His Wisaal 

Tajedaare Ahle Sunnah, Taaje Wilayat Wa Karaamat, Mufti-e- 
Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) 
was aware of the actual time of his Wisaal. On the 6th of 
Muharram (1981) he said, 

"All those who intended to become my Mureed but for 
some reason or the other could not come to me, I have 
made all of them Mureed and I have given their hands 
into the hand of Sayidduna Ghousul Azam (radi Allahu 

On the 12th of Muharram (1981) Hazrat said, " 
All those who asked me to make Dua for them, I have 

made Dua for their Jaiz (permissable) intentions to be 
fulfilled. May Allah accept this Dua." 


On this day he asked those that were present concerning date. 
They told him that it was the 12th of Muharram. On hearing 
this he became silent. 

On the 13th of Muharram, he again asked concerning the date 
and the Mureedeen present said that it was Wednesday, the 
13th of Muharram. On hearing this Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) said, 

"Namaaz will be held at Nau Mahla Musjid". 

Those present did not understand what he meant, but 
remained silent out of respect. 

After some time again Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 

"Did anybody tell you about the Namaaz? I will read 
Jumma Namaaz in Nau Mahla Masjid." 

After some time Hazrat said, "Did anybody say anything 
about the Fatiha." 

Those present just gazed at each others faces and remained 
silent. Only later did they realise what Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) was implying. Hazrat was spiritally present 
for Jummah at the Nau Mahla Masjid! Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) was not only giving hope to the Mureedeen 
but also informing them of his Wisaal. 

The shining star of Aala Hazrat, Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza 
Khan (radi Allahu anhu), the glitter and the hope for the hearts 
of millions throughout the world, the Mujaddid of the 15th 
Century, the Imam of his time, Huzoor Sayyidi Sarkaar Mufti-e- 


Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) left the Aalame Duniya to 
Journey towards the Aalame Aakhira. It was 1.40 p.m. on the 
eve of the 14th of Muharram 1402 AH (1981). 

His Ghusl 

On Friday the 15th of Muharram, at 8.00 a.m. the Ghusl of 
Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) took place. His 
nephew, Hazrat Maulana Rehan Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) 
performed the Wudhu. Hazrat Allamah Mufti Mohammed 
Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari performed the Ghusl. Sultan Ashraf 
Sahib used the jug to pour water. The following persons were 
present during the Ghusl: 

1. Hazrat Maulana Rehan Raza Khan (alaihir rahma), 

2. Taajush Shariah Hazrat Allamah Mufti Mohammed 
Akhtar Raza Khan Qadri Azhari Qibla 

3. Sayyid Mustaagq Ali, 

4. Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Husain, 

5. Sayyid Chaif Sahib, 

6. Maulana Naeemullah Khan Sahib Qibla, 
7 Maulana Abdul Hamid Palmer, 

8. Muhammad Esa of Mauritius, 

9. Ali Husain Sahib, 

10. Hajji Abdul Ghaffar, 

11. Qaari Amaanat Rasool Sahib 

With the exception of the above mentioned, there were also a 
few other Mureeds and family members. Hazrat Allamah Mufti 
Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari and Hazrat Maulana 
Rehan Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) have stated that at the 
time of the Ghusl Shareef of Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) the Chaadar mistakenly moved a little. Immediately, 
Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) held the Chaadar 
between his two fingers and covered the area that the Chaadar 

Those present thought that the Chaadar had just got caught 
between Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind's (radi Allahu anhu) fingers. 
They tried to remove the Chaadar from between his fingers but 
it would not move. The first person to notice this Karaamat was 
Hazrat Allamah Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari. He 
showed this to everyone. Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind's (radi Allahu 
anhu) fingers did not move until the area was properly 

His Janaazah Salaah 

His Janaaza was performed at the Islamia Inter College 
grounds in Bareilly Shareef. The Namaaz was performed on 
the shawl belonging to Maulana Abdul Hamid Palmer Razvi 
Noori. More than two and a half million (2 500 000) Muslims 
attended his Janazah Salaah. 

Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) is buried on the left- 
hand-side of Sayyiduna AalaHazrat (radi Allahu anhu). Those 
who lowered Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) in his 
Qabr Shareef say that they were continuously wiping out 


perspiration from the forehead of Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) right up to the last minute. 

Mazaar Shareef 

Huzoor Sayyidi Sarkaar Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind’s (radi Allahu 
anhu) Mazaar Shareef is situated in Mohalla Saudagran, 
Bareilly Shareef. Every year thousands of Mureeds and 
devotees of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
present themselves at Bareilly Shareef for his Urs Mubaarak. 

His True Spiritual Successor 
(Ja Nasheen) 

In his lifetime, Ghausul Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) nominated Qaazi ul Quz’zat Huzoor Taajush 
Shariah Rabhar-e-Tariqat Hazrat Allama Mufti 
Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Qadri Azhari Qibla as his 
Ja Nasheen (Spiritual Successor). May Almighty Allah bless 
Huzoor Taajush Shariah with good health and long life. 

His Mubaarak Urs 

The Urs of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) takes 
place annually on the eve of the 14" of Muharram and 
thousands of people from all over the world converge upon 
the city of Bareilly to Salute and pay tribute to this beloved 
servant of Allah. It is of utmost importance for us to remember 
these blessed personalities and to partake in and 
commemorate their Urs. 

It is totally permissible to commemorate the Urs of the pious 
servants of Allah. Those who go against this are either ignorant 

of the reality or they are amongst the enemies of the Awliyah 

Permissibility of Urs 

The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) commanded us, “I 
had stopped you from visiting graves. You should now visit the 
graves, as it keeps you away from the world and reminds you of the 
hereafter.” (Ibn Majah Page 113) 

Even this command of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi 
wasallam) is an open command, since it is not specific. Thus, if we 
decide to go to the Mazaar of any Saint to make Ziyaarah during any 
day in the year, then this will be a part of the said command, and will 
be a means of reward and blessing. This is what the Urs really is, that 
we appoint a certain day, to gather at the Mazaar of a Saint, where 
we make Esaal-e-Sawaab and make dua through his mediation. 
Imam Abu Bakr bin Shaiba narrates the following Hadith, “The 
Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to visit the Mazaars of the 
Martyres of Uhud, at the beginning of every year.” (Radul Muhtar 
Vol 1 — page 604) 

These people try to confuse the unwary public, by saying that these 
actions were not from amongst the practices of the early days, thus 
making it Haraam and Bid’at. The answer to this has already been 
stated earlier in this book, but is being repeated for the benefit of 
those who did not see this. The method of preparing the syllabus for 
their Madrassahs, teaching the books such as Qaaida Baghdadi and 
Bukhari etc, specifying days for examination, passing or failing 
students, holding conferences and huge functions etc. were not 
practices of the early days. Even the Bukhari that we teach was not 
written then in the way that it is written today, with volumes, 
chapters, footnotes, sections etc. Are these not amongst the practices 
that were not in the early days? Then why only is their objection that 


which we do? The opposition should answer this, and then we will 
present our answer. 

One so called logical point of Janaab Gangohi Saab is being quoted, 
where he says, that “Introduction of something new in religion is 
Haraam and bid’at, and introducing something which is from or with 
Deen is permissible and desirable.” 

This statement of Gangohi is totally contrary to the Hadith of Sahih. 
It is narrated on the authority of Hazrat Jareer bin Abdullah (radi 
Allahu anhu), that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) 
said, “Any person who innovates some good practice in 
Islam, will be rewarded for this, and he will also be 
equivalently rewarded for all those who acted on this after 
him, and there will be no shortage in his reward and if any 
person innovated some evil practice in religion, then he will 
be sinful for this, and he will be equally sinful for all those 
who acted upon this after this, and there will be no shortage 
in his sin.” 

Always Commemorate the Urs of the Awliyah and attain their 

blessings. Love them and you will attain closeness in the Court of 
Allah and His Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 


Chapter 3 

Ghausul “Wagt 
Dluzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Ytind s 

(Radi Atahw anhu) 


Obedience to the Shariat and 

Steadfastness on Righteousness 

The simple meaning of Istiqaamat (steadfastness) is to be 
obedient to the Shariat and to follow the Holy Prophet 
Muhammad (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) in such a manner 
that ones foot never moves from the way of the Holy Prophet 
(Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) and to remain steadfast on this 
path consistently. 

For a person to be a Wali Allah and Aarif Billah it is necessary 
and compulsory for him to follow the Shariat, be obedient to 
the commands of the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi 
wasallam) and to remain consistently steadfast in this way. One 
can never reach the levels of Wilaayat and Tariqat if one does 
not follow the Shariat, even if he does hundreds of thousands 
of actions that seem like miracles to ignorant people, he still 
will not be regarded as a Wali if he does not follow the Shariat. 

Explaining this issue of Wilaayat and Tariqat, whilst giving 
reference to numerous learned, pious and blessed 
personalities, The learned Raeesul Atqiya Hazrat Allama 
Maulana Mufti Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu) the father 
of Aala Hazrat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu 
anhu) states, “Tariqat cannot be achieved without Shariat 
and without following the commands of Rasoolullah (Sall 
Allaho alaihi wasallam) one can never attain any 

Hazrat Allama Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu) then presents 
the following examples to substantiate this topic: 

Imam Qushairi reports on the authority of Hazrat Imam 
Junaid-e-Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu), “Without following 
Rasoolullah (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) all the paths are 
closed to a person. That person who is ignorant of the (laws) of 


Quran and Hadith is not able to follow for the way of Sufis is 
bound by (obedience to) The Quran and Sunnah. 

Hazrat Sirri Saqti (radi Allahu anhu) says: “A Sufi is that 
personality, that Ma’rifat does not cause any interference in his 
Taqwa. He does not say anything contrary to the Shariat and 
through the power of Karaamat, he does not make anything 
halaal which is haraam in the Shariat.” 

Sultaan-ul-Aarifeen Hazrat Bayazid Bustaami (radi 
Allahu anhu) says, “If you see a person flying in the skies, then 
too do not accept he is a special servant unless he is not 
steadfast in the Shariat.” 

There was a person in Bustaam who was well known for his 
miraculous actions. Hazrat Bayazid Bustaami (radi Allahu 
anhu) went to meet him. Co-incidentally at that moment the 
said person spat in the direction of Qibla. Hazrat Bayazid 
Bustaami (radi Allahu anhu) left his place immediately. He 
then said, “How can one who is not aware of the ethics of 
Shariat be able to recognise his Creator?” 

Abu Sulaiman Daaraani (radi Allahu anhu) says, “That 
which comes into my heart, I look at it in the light of Shariat. If 
I find that it is in accordance with the Quran and Hadith, I act 
upon it, otherwise not.” 

Some Sufis have mentioned, “Today whomsoever is steadfast 
on Shariat is the one who will be steadfast on Pul Siraat and 
one who moves even slightly away from the path of Shariat, 
the more he walks the further he will become from his actual 
goal purpose and objective.” 


Hazrat Khaja Junaid was informed that for three days Hazrat 
Imam Thauri (radi Allahu anhu) had not eaten anything. He 
has entered into a state of Wajd and continues saying Allahu 
Akbar Allahu Akbar. He asked, “What is the condition of his 
Namaaz?” It was mentioned that he comes back into a normal 
state during the times of Namaaz. He said, “Alhumdulillah! His 
condition is true as he is protected from acting contrary to the 

Hazrat Khaja Zunoon Misri (radi Allahu anhu) says, “The 
sign of the love of Allah and His Rasool (Sall Allaho alaihi 
wasallam) is this that in ones actions, habits commands and 
prohibitions, one should follow the example of the Holy 
Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam).” Note: The above ends 
the explanation presented by Allama Naqi Ali Khan (radi 
Allahu anhu) in his world renowned Suroorul Quloob bi Zikril 
Mahboob page 209.... 

From this discussion, it is evident that the sign recognising 
Wilaayat and Buzrooghi is through the personality’s firmness 
and steadfastness on Shariat. He takes caution in the issues of 
the ethics of the Shariat and he protects himself from the 
actions that are contrary to this. He holds close to his heart all 
that which is in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah and 
keeps away from that which is contrary to the teachings of the 
Quran and Sunnah. 

When one looks at the life of Huzoor Sayyidi Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) then his entire life can be seen in 
accordance with the commands of the Shariat. He spent his 
entire life in the love and obedience of the Holy Prophet (Sall 
Allaho alaihi wasallam). If a person needed to know whether a 
certain action was permissible or not or if a certain action was 
a sunnah or not, then on presenting himself in the bargah of 


Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) he would 
immediately recognise what was right and wrong and what 
was the Sunnah method of doing certain things, as he lived his 
life in the obedience of Allah and His Rasool (Sall Allaho alaihi 
wasallam) following with deep love the Sunnats of Holy 
Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam). 

Maulana Ruknud’deen Asdaq Saahib whilst discussing the 
personality of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) writes: 
“Tf the sign of Wilaayat is only in the following of the Sunnah of 
the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) then I would like 
permission to say based on that which I know, in India, during 
this time, there was no greater Wali than Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

The Abdaals and the Abraars are appointed for a set purpose 
through the command of Allah. With the exception of them, 
for as far as I am able to see, I have not seen any other person 
who is so understanding of the laws of Allah, who has so much 
of firmness in following the Sunnah of Rasoolullah (Sall Allaho 
alaihi wasallam) and one who is so particular in even following 
the Mustahabs (desirable optional actions) like Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

We see those who are steadfast in fulfilling their fard and 
waajib actions as it is not so difficult to realise the importance 
of these actions but it is very difficult to have that deep sight 
that sees even those very minor details, minor errors and every 
little weakness. Leave alone Makrooh actions, he would even 
in his ill health not allow that to be done which was khilaafe-e- 
Oola (Contrary to the best way of doing things). Even though 
he was in such a position (due to health in his latter days) 
where he had reason according to Shariat to be exempt from 


certain sunnahs, but even in such a time he did not even leave 
those actions which were Mustahab 

He practiced them with such love and dedication that he did 
not even bother if he became uncomfortable (due to illness) 
when fulfilling these practices. He set such standards for him 
self that he never allowed himself to move from it even one bit. 
Such an individual amongst individuals and such a unique 
personality in this era, I have never seen except Huzoor Mufti- 
e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu).” 

It must be said that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) was so firm in the Shariat and his karaamats were so 
obvious that even after passing from this mundane world, he 
showed the example of firmness on Shariat and steadfastness 
in the Deen. At the time when he was being Ghusl after he had 
passed away, a portion of the material covering the thigh area 
was about to open. 

His hand immediately moved and he held the cloth and pulled 
it back in place. Many of those who were present including 
Taajush Shariah Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan 
Qadri Azhari Qibla, Qaari Amaanat Rasool, Maulana 
Naseerud’deen Saahib and others saw this karaamat and this 
steadfastness of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
even after passing from this world. 

Through this clear karaamat, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) displayed to the people of the world that one 
should try to follow the commands and Sunnahs of the Prophet 
(Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) under all circumstances and one 
should never allow oneself to move even one bit from the path 
of Shariat. He also displayed through this Karaamat that even 
though a Wali passes away, he is not dead, but he is alive. He 


is aware of that which is good and that which is bad and he 
has the ability to do things and fulfil requirements. May there 
be thousands of Salaams on such a grand and blessed 
personality who even after passing from this world remained so 
firm on the Shariat. If this was his firmness after passing from 
this world, what can be said about his firmness and 
steadfastness on the Shariat in his life on this world? No doubt, 
he was a walking example of the Sunnats of the Holy Prophet 
(Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam). 

Jin Ki Har Har Adaa Sunnat-e-Mustafa 
Un Ki Noorani Turbat Pe Laakho Salaam 


(Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) 

His steadfastness and punctuality on 
Faraa’id (Obligatory Actions) 

Muslims know very well that Namaaz is a fundamental pillar of 
Islam and whosoever keeps it established has kept his Deen 
established and whosoever misses it out intentionally has 
harmed his Deen (Allah forbid). One of the special qualities of 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was that no 
matter where he was, be it at home or on journey, he never 
ever missed any of his Namaaz and not only did he not miss 
any Namaaz, but he never allowed his Namaaz to be read out 


of the prescribed time even if he had to go through hundreds 
and thousands of difficulties to do so. There were even certain 
times when he would even disembark from the train of bus to 
make he performed his Namaaz properly. One such incident 
was narrated by the Late Raaz Ilahabadi who was a well 
known poet and also the mureed of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

He says, “Once I was with Hazrat from Balrampur on the way 
to Ilahabaad. Maulana Ridwaanur Rahmaan who is also a very 
learned Aalim was also with us. Close to Ilahabaad the bus 
came close to the Phapa Maw Bridge and stopped. This is a 
bridge over the Ganges River and because only one bus can 
pass over at a time, the bus had stopped for another bus to 
pass. Hazrat Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) looked 
ahead and saw that the sun was about to set. Hazrat asked 
about where we would read Asr Namaaz. I mentioned to 
Hazrat that we would read it in Ilahabaad. 

Hazrat mentioned that by the time we reached Ilahabaad, the 
sun would set. After saying this, Hazrat very swiftly took his 
Musalla and Lota (Water Jug) and disembarked from the bus. 
There was a very deep cave like crevice in which rain water 
had gathered. Hazrat told us that he would go into that cave 
and get water for wudhu and he immediately descended into 
this deep area. 

Both I and Mufti Ridwaan were afraid and astounded at the 
sight of this. Hazrat continued to say, ‘O Allah my Asr Namaaz! 
O Allah my Asr Namaaz! O Allah, Have Mercy on me and 
allow me the chance to pray my Asr Namaaz. What a problem, 
the sun is going to set just now.’ Saying this, Hazrat swiftly 
descended into the depth of the cave like area. Others were 
calling to Hazrat to be careful and a police officer was shouting 


out that Hazrat will fall, but he began to descend even faster 
into the creek. I ran towards Hazrat and tried to hold his 
blessed hand, but his strength was so much that I can not 
explain. It seemed as if just now he would fall into the creek 
but Hazrat comfortably got to the water. 

When he finally got there and put the lota into the water to get 
some water for wudhu, water and dirt came out together at 
the edge of the water. Hazrat then looked towards me and 
threw his shawl to me and said, ‘You read your Namaaz as you 
are in wudhu.’ I immediately followed Hazrat’s command and 
commenced my Namaaz. 

Then after a while I saw that Hazrat began to walk on that 
water which was very deep and as Hazrat got to the middle of 
this pond, a huge stone emerged from the water. Hazrat sat on 
the stone and performed wudhu in the centre of that huge 
pond in the creek. 

My eyes could not believe was I had just seen. I began to 
wonder how this weak looking elderly person managed to 
walk on this water and reach the middle and then I wondered 
about where the huge stone had suddenly come from? Hazrat 
after making his wudhu came back to the edge of the pond. He 
took the Musalla and read his Asr Namaaz (in the appointed 
time). When I turned and looked over my shoulder, people 
where standing on the roadside and on the bridge looking at 
this scenario in total amazement.” Subhaan Allah! 


His exemplary Namaaz and the Train 
waits as he Performs his Namaaz 

In this incident you will be able to witness a Namaaz that was 
performed drowned in love and deep thought of Allah. Hazrat 
Shareh Bukhari Mufti Shariful Haq Amjadi alaihir rahma says: 

“Once whilst travelling from Ujain to Jaipur Hazrat took the 
Bombay Dehradun Express from Naghda Railway Station. He 
had with him a second class ticket. When Hazrat got into the 
train, the entire bogie was occupied by soldiers. 

The general public is aware of the behaviour and the 
harshness of the soldiers. These soldiers were seated on their 
seats with their legs spread out. With great difficulty we found 
place to sit. After a little while, it was time for Asr Namaaz. 

The entire train was full and there was no place to even keep 
your foot properly and the train only stopped at the station for 
a very short while. Hazrat then said, ‘I need to read my 
Namaaz.’ I was worried when Hazrat said this. 

There was a huge sikh soldier there who had his huge trunk 
kept near us and there was some of his stuff on it. I mentioned 
to him that we would appreciate it if he would move his things 
for a little while so that Hazrat could read Namaaz on the 
trunk. He was very understanding and personally moved his 
things from the trunk and then when the train stopped for a 
while at another station, Hazrat stood on the trunk and read 
his Asr Namaaz.” 

Mufti Shariful Haq further states, “As the time of Maghrib 
started, Hazrat quickly got off the train without even telling me 
he was going out. I took the Musalla and rushed out behind 


Hazrat. Immediately after turning salaam after the Fard of 
Maghrib, the train began to whistle. I quickly rushed towards 
the train but then saw that Hazrat had already made his Niyyat 
for the Sunnats. 

The train now was signalling through the whistling sound that it 
was leaving. At that moment, only I know how worried I was, 
because our belongings were on the train and Hazrat was on 
the platform reading his Namaaz. I was wondering what I 
would do if the train had to leave (with the belongings). At that 
moment my sight fell on the Engine compartment and I 
noticed that the train driver was looking at Hazrat. 

I then felt a bit easy. Only after Hazrat completed his Namaaz 
and embarked onto the train again, the train left the station. At 
such a tense time, people with the most solid and firm minds 
become tense and uncomfortable but Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) comfortably read his Namaaz without 
any tension or worry. This is proof that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam’s 
position the Court of Almighty Allah was so strong that nothing 
could be a hurdle to him.” 

Such a personality is very difficult to find today, who would go 
into a creek for water to make wudhu, who would read his 
Namaaz even in a huge crowded compartment and who 
would not care if the train left but he fulfilled his obligation in 
the Court of Allah. Not only was he firm in fulfilling his Fards, 
but also made such efforts to accomplish the Sunnats. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam’s Caution 
And piety in Namaaz 

Before presenting the actual incident, it is necessary to shed 
light on one particular ruling. For anything to be applied on 


any area of wudhu which needs to be cared for or that which 
causes extreme discomfort when removed is exempt in the 
Shariah. If one makes wudhu without removing such a thing, 
the wudhu will be regarded as valid. An example of this is the 
ruling which is mentioned in volume two of Bahaar-e-Shariat, 

“That thing which is generally or specially required by 
a person and it is difficult to be careful and to avoid 
this, be it on the nails or under the nails or on any 
other part which needs to be washed, then by it being 
on t his area, even though it becomes stained and even 
if water cannot go under it, even if it is a hardened 
thing, the wudhu will be regarded as valid, This refers 
to those things, such as the dough in the case of cooks 
or those who knead dough, the colour stains of those 
who do dying, the colour stain on mendhi used by 
women, the ink stains on the hands of writers, the 
thick soil on the hands of labourers, the residue of 
surma on the eye lashes. The same refers to the dirt on 
the body, sand, dust and the droppings of flies and 
mosquitoes etc” (Also the choona and katta [lime etc, from 
paan] which is usually stuck under the nails). 

However, if one sees any of these and is able to easily remove 
them, it should be removed and water must be passed over 
the said area. 

Thus, if one still reads Namaaz with any of the above 
mentioned things stuck to the part of the body that needs to be 
thoroughly washed in wudhu, the wudhu will still be valid and 
Namaaz will be done, even though after Namaaz one realised 
that this was stuck on the body. Now after knowing this, if one 
still repeats ones Namaaz with the intention of caution, then 
this is ones piety. Now an eyewitness account of how Huzoor 


Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) showed caution and 
piety in such cases can be understood from Maulana Qurban 
Ali Razvi Bisalpuri. 

He says, “Once Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
came to Bisalpur Phillibit and stayed at the house of this 
humble servant. After a few people made requests, Hazrat 
visited their homes as well and I accompanied him there. He 
spent a short while at each of their homes and then came back 
to my humble residence. On the road we were about to pass 
the Jaame Musjid. It was the time of Asr, so Hazrat said that we 
should perform our Asr Namaaz. 

Hazrat went into the Musjid. He then made wudhu and we too 
made wudhu. He asked who would perform the Namaaz. He 
then asked me to lead the Namaaz and I said that Huzoor 
should lead the Namaaz. Thus, Hazrat performed the Namaaz 
and there were four or five of us as followers. After Hazrat had 
performed Namaaz, he carefully looked at his little finger and 
said, ‘Some Katha (catechu used in paan) seems to be stuck on 
my finger nail. I will make wudhu again.’ 

I noticed that there was a very small area of the little finger nail 
that had a slight colour of the khata on it and no one would 
generally even be able to realise that and wudhu with that was 
still valid if the stain is not such that water cannot pass over the 
area. Actually even though the Namaaz was valid he repeated 
his wudhu and then repeated the Namaaz. 

When the Jamaat was repeated, Janaab Sa’adat Yaar Khan 
who was not in the first Jamaat came in and joined the second 
Jamaat. When after Namaaz Hazrat saw those person present 
there who were not in the first Jamaat, he said, ‘you should 
repeat your Namaaz as your Namaaz is not valid as this 


Namaaz was just being repeated as a precautionary measure.’ 
Immediately that person without thinking blurted out, ‘Even 
though you were in the Namaaz, you saw me joining?’ Hazrat 
replied, “That which is seen parallel in Namaaz is not regarded 
as looking in Namaaz.’ Allahu Akbar! 

How conscious Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
was of the Shariat? The answer to this can be found in the 
above mentioned incident. Even though there was only slight 
khata on his little finger nail, he was cautious and repeated his 
wudhu and Namaaz.” 

He performed Namaaz in the Musjid even 
in times of Apprehension 

At the time when India was split into Indo-Pak, it was a testing 
time for the Muslims who were in a very difficult situation. 
There was an atmosphere of terror and fear, so much so that 
the hindus were thirsty for the blood of the Muslims and the 
Muslims were leaving India to go to Pakistan. 

Even Mohalla Saudagran in Bareilly Shareef was not spared 
from this frightful time. Even there, the lives of the Muslims 
were in great danger and many had already been martyred. 
Even in such a time, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) 
kept the Musjid populated and even though people tried to 
stop him many times, but he would go to the Musjid to perform 
his Namaaz. 

Maulana Yasin Akhtar Misbahi writes, “During the time of split 
of India, when Muslims and hindus were much against one 
another and holi was being played with fire and blood in the 
Indian continent and where every day was a day of horror 
especially those areas where Muslims were gathering their 


belongings to leave, in such a frightening time, he (Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam) used to read Namaaz in the Musjid. He never 
bothered about his life but would go to the Musjid on time, 
even though many tried to stop him from going. People can go 
to Bareilly Shareef and witness that in the said Mohalla, only 
his family are the Muslims who live there and all the others 
around them are hindus who are most shirnaths.” 

During such a difficult time, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam’s actions and 
him keeping Namaaz established in the Musjid when none 
other was there is the explanation of this verse of the Holy 
Quran where Almighty Allah says, 

“It is those who populate the Musjids of Allah, who 
bring Imaan in Allah and the Last Day and those who 
establish Namaaz and give Zakaat and those who fear 
none but Allah, so it is soon that they will be of those 
who are truly guided.” (Surah Tauba) 

His Journey on an Aeroplane 
and Namaaz 

Today, we worldly people enjoy the journey on a plain due to 
the comforts we attain by this means of travel. We also enjoy it 
as the journey is much quicker or we just enjoy flying for 
whatever other reason, but what can be said about the 
foresight and thinking of a Wali of Allah that they do 
everything with the intention of Allah’s Ibaadat. 

There walking, talking, sitting, moving, sleeping, waking, 

remaining silent, and everything else is for the Ibaadat of Allah. 

Those who study the life of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 

Allahu anhu) will definitely reach this conclusion that he lived 

his entire life in the obedience of Allah and His Rasool (Sall 

Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam). Before he did anything, he first 
thought if it would be an action that would please Almighty 
Allah and His Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam). 
Everything and every moment was in the remembrance of 
Almighty Allah. 

An incident relating to Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam’s journey by 
plane is being presented so that those of us that are lost in the 
luxuries of the world may realise how the pious servants of 
Allah spend every moment in the Ibaadat of Allah and how 
they live proper Islamic lives. 

This incident happened during the time when some people in 
Bombay had arranged the Forty Day Fateha of Hazrat Sayyidul 
Ulama Marehrawi (alaihir rahma) and they had intended to 
invite Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) for this 
gathering. During this time Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) was in Ajmer Shareef and Maulana Mansoor Ali 
Khan and Hazrat Allama Maulana Mushtaq Ahmed Nizami 
(alaihir rahma) were also with Hazrat. 

Hazrat’s disciples and well wishes wanted to fly him from 
Jaipur to Bombay. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) refused this offer by saying that when one can travel 
from Ajmer to Bombay for fifty rupees, why then should one 
spend four hundred rupees to go by plane. The disciples went 
on requesting and finally Hazrat agreed to their request and 
journeyed by plane. (Some say) this was Hazrat’s first journey 
by plane. Maulana Mansoor Ali Khan says, “We flew from 
Jaipur to Bombay in one hour. As per the information given, 
people were at the airport to welcome Hazrat. 

We got into a car and then went towards the city. Hazrat was 
very happy and cheerful at that time and said, “Travelling by 


plane is very good. Can you people tell me the reason why it is 
so good?’ Those who were in the car presented their reasons; 
someone said that is was very good because it is a very 
comfortable journey, some said it does not take too long and 
others gave other reasons. 

Hazrat heard all there answers and then said, 

‘The reason for which this plane journey was so good is 
because no Namaaz gets Qazaa with it. We read Fajr 
and left four hours later and now we have arrived in 
Bombay and there is still one hour for the time of Zohr 
to commence.’ On hearing this, all those present said, 
‘Subhaan Allah’” 

This is the condition of these pious servants of Allah that at 
every moment, they think about the Ibaadat of Allah and they 
look forward to performing this Ibaadat punctually. They are 
absolutely pleased when they find a way to please their Creator 
and fulfil the duties to Him sincerely and in its appointed time. 
Their every pleasure is in the attaining the pleasure of Allah 
and His Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam). 

By saying what he said, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) instilled the importance and the love of Namaaz into the 
hearts of those who were with him. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) was so steadfast in his Namaaz that even in 
his Shajrah Shareef, he gave the following advice to his 
mureeds (disciples): “It is a great blessing to do everything for 
the pleasure of Allah by obeying the rules of Shariat. This is a 
great effort and means of attaining excellence. 

Our Grandmasters (Mashaikh) have said, ‘People seem to 
desire doing spiritual excercises, but there is no spiritual 


exercise or striving that is equal to being punctual in fulfilling 
the laws and principles of Namaaz, especially, performing five 
times Namaaz in the Musjid with Jamaat.” 

Looking at this firmness of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) and his, piety and striving brings to memory an 
incident about Hazrat Khaja Mu’eenud’deen Chishti (radi 
Allahu anhu). 

Once whilst on his journey, he reached a certain city in Syria. 
At the entrance of that city there was a cave in which a pious 
servant of Allah had spent a very lengthy period of time. He 
had become so weak in the fear and Ibaadat of Allah that 
hardly any flesh could be seen on his body. 

It seemed as if he just had bones and skin on him. Hazrat Khaja 
Mu’eenud’deen Ajmeri (radi Allahu anhu) went and sat near 
him. He asked Hazrat Khaja Ghareeb Nawaaz where he had 
come from and Khaja-e-Paak mentioned that he had come 
from Baghdad. He said, ‘You came from a good place, but it is 
better if you spent time serving the Dervishes so that you too 
may attain the yearning of a Dervish. I have been here for 
many years in this cave away from all worldly things and all 
people. I divorced myself from everyone and everything and I 
am hiding in this cave. I am so afraid of one thing, that I spend 
my entire days and nights weeping.’ 

Hazrat Khaja Mu’eenud’den Sanjari (radi Allahu anhu) asked, 
‘Hazrat! What is it that causes you to be in this condition?’ He 
said, ‘Namaaz. When I perform my Namaaz I feel a huge fear 
that what happens if I do not fulfil it correctly and all my 
striving goes in vain and is destroyed and this Namaaz 
becomes the reason for Allah to be displeased with me.’ 


From the incidents that have passed it is clear that even 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was very 
cautious in his Namaaz. This was due to the fear of Allah and 
the aim of attaining the pleasure of Allah. 

He was so deep in the Fear of Allah and the Love of 
Rasoolullah (Sall Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam) that his physical 
body had become very weak in the eyes of those who saw him, 
even though his face always looked full of light and brightness. 
Bahrul Uloom Mufti Abdul Manaan Saaheb Qibla says, “In 
connection with this, I noted one thing which I saw in Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) and in one Darvesh in 
Shimoga, Hazrat Darvesh Baba. 

During the latter parts of their lives, when their bodies had 
become absolutely thin, the face was still full and always bright. 
One would not be able to look at their face and realise that 
they had become so thin on the inside. I had noticed this thin 
physique or Darvesh Baba many times, but I only got to see 
this condition of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
once in my life. 

Once when a few people took Hazrats kurta off to trim the 
slight hair under his arms, I noticed the condition of his face 
and his body was different (meaning face was full and didn’t 
show the signs of his deep spiritual striving, but his body 
showed this which everyone could not see). 


Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam stood and 
performed his Namaaz even though there 
was Reason for exemption 

Once Hazrat had a major injury to the leg and the pain was so 
intense that even when he would lie down, the pain would 
cause him discomfort. 

The Doctors said that Hazrat should not put water on the leg as 
it would cause much harm, but even under such 
circumstances, instead of making Tayammum, Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) performed wudhu and instead 
of sitting, he stood and performed his Namaaz. 

Those who were close requested him to make tayammum as 
the water may be harmful and that he should sit and read his 
Namaaz, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam was so firm in making jihad 
against his nafs he could not be moved from his pure 
intentions. According to him, this was the only formula and he 
knew that the excellence of doing what is best is delightful to a 
true servant. 

The Last Maghrib Salaah of Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 

Hazrat Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) passed from this 
mundane world into the hereafter on a night that was very 
cold. Those who wrote on his life have mentioned that he had 
become very weak in the eyes of the world and could barely 
wake up from his bed but he was saying, ‘Arrange for me to 
make wudhu.’ 


The khaadims who were near him requested him to make 
tayammum as it was extremely cold. Hazrat refuses their 
requests and says, ‘Let me make wudhu’ one person takes the 
jug and tries to pour water for Hazrat to make wudhu. He 
refuses and takes the jug saying, ‘I want to make wudhu with 
my own hands’ In this condition he stood and read his Maghrib 

People say, ‘Huzoor! Sit and make Namaaz’ but even though 
he had become so ill and was very weak but he was not 
prepared to sit and read his Namaaz. 

Allah! Allah! How much he loved to make Ibaadat and he had 
received such steadfastness from the Court of Allah the 
Compassionate that there is not example of this that can be 
seen nowadays. 

Maulvi Shah Muhammad Raza Qadri Noori who spend a few 
years in the khidmat of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) says, “During the time when Hazrat had become very ill, 
he had become so weak due to illness that leave alone 
walking, he felt it difficult to even stand. Four or five of us 
would hold Hazrat and walk him to the Musjid. 

We would fill water in the lota and leave it for him to make 
wudhu. Then, we would hold him again and get him to sit in 
the saff, then the Iqaamat would commence. The moment the 
Mukabbir would come to ‘Hayya alas Salaah’ Hazrat would 
start to get up so swiftly by himself without the help of anyone 
and he would read his Namaaz without any difficulty. 

After Namaaz people would take bai’at (Oath of Allegiance) 
and then he would give some advice. After this, we would 
have to hold him and walk him back home.” 


This is the condition of those who sacrifice everything for the 
pleasure of Allah and His Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam). 
When they are in the remembrance of their Creator and in the 
Love of the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam), they 
forget all their hardships and pains. It is for this reason that 
Imam-e-Ishq-o-Mohabbat Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) said: 

Un ke Nisaar Koyi kaise Hi Ranj Me Ho 
Jub Yaad Aa Gaye Hain Sub Ghum Bhula Diye Hain 

Steadfastness on Waajibaat 

It is the law of Shariat that every that thing which is connected 
to the Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam) must be 
respected and to do so is Waajib (compulsory). 

The importance of this has also been mentioned in the books 
of Fiqh and it has been mentioned that to respect them is 
compulsory. It is very clear that if one wishes to attain salvation 
and steadfastness, then he must follow the commands of the 
Quran and at the same time acknowledge the importance of 
respecting the connection to the Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi wa 
Sallam). The Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam) said, 

“O People! I am leaving behind for you two powerful 
and important things. For as long as you hold firm to 
these two, you shall never ever go astray; The first of 
them is the Book of Allah (The Quran) and the second 
is my pure Ahle Bait” (Mishkaat page 569) 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and his 
distinguished and blessed father Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) 
until their last breaths never showed any shortcoming in 


respecting a Sayyid. They always showed great love to those 
who were connected to the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi 
wa Sallam) of which there are many examples present. 

One such example is being presented below about a person 
concerning whom it had become well known that his family 
had relationship with Deobandis, concerning whom the 
Ulama-e-Arab and Ajam gave Fatwa of Kufr and concerning 
whom it has been commanded that we should not meet, 
associate or make salaam etc to them as all this is forbidden 
(based on their corrupt beliefs). 

When the very same person came before Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and said that he had nothing to 
do with such people, Huzoor Mufti Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) showed him the compulsory respect and love that 
should be shown to a descendant of the Prophet (Sall Allaho 
Alaihi wa Sallam). Bahrul Uloom Mufti Abdul Manaan says, 
“Babu. Mia whose forefathers were the supporters of 
Deobandis came to meet Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam in the room 
situated in the western corner of the lower floor of Jamiatul 
Ashrafiyah Mubarakpur during the foundation laying 
ceremony of the Jamia. 

He entered the room, made salaam to Hazrat and held his 
hand out to shake Hazrats hand. Either he introduced himself 
or someone mentioned to Hazrat or Hazrat had already known 
about his situation. Hazrat neither answered his salaam nor 
shook his hand. Rather, Hazrat asked, ‘your family members 
have been supporters of ulama-e-deoband and the Fatwa-e- 
kufr is on them from the Ulama of Arab and Non-Arabs as well. 
If you too are in the same position as they are, how then can I 
make salaam to you and have conversation with you, whereas 


the Hadith Shareef has commanded us to break all ties with 
such people?’ 

Babu Mia said, ‘Huzoor! In the issue of the Fatwa of Kufr 
against the elders of deoband I too am with the rest of the 
Muslims. He then even presented a written acknowledgement 
of this to Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) with 
his signature. When this happened, those present saw an 
astonishing scenario. Huzoor Mufti Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) said, ‘Young man, please stand up!’ 

Neither did Babu Mia nor anyone else in the gathering realise 
why this command was being given. The moment Babu Mia 
stood up, all those present saw this great personality with white 
beard, a personality with knowledge, wisdom and excellence, 
got onto the ground and held the young mans feet with both 
his hands. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam raised his bright eyes towards 
the young mans face and said, ‘Honourable son! I am you 
servant and the servant of your family (Sayyids). 

Whatever we have is that which has been given to us by your 
Beloved Forefather (Muhammadur Rasoolullah Sall Allaho 
alaihi wasallam). What ever I did with you in the beginning 
was to fulfil the command of your Beloved Forefather (Sall 
Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam) and the command of this Deen he 

Allahu Akbar! It seemed like a servant was holding the feet of 
his master begging for forgiveness. During this time all those in 
the gathering were in a highly spiritual condition. The world 
was seeing that in reality and without doubt, guidance, 
obedience to the Shariat and Obedience to the Sunnat is 
through the blessed feet of these beloved personalities. 


This incident should be a lesson to those who claim to be from 
Ahle Sunnat and yet they associate with and befriend 

The moment Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
found out that a certain person was a non-Sunni, He would 
immediately stay away from such a person and why should it 
not be so, when it is clearly mentioned in the Hadith Shareef 
that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “Stay 
away from the budmazhabs and keep them away from 
yourselves, so that they may not mislead you and so that they 
may not plunge you into corruption. (Muslim) 

In one narration it has been mentioned, 

“If they become ill, then do not visit them and if they 
die, then do not go to their janazah” (Abu Dawood) 

Ibn Majah has one more statement which is, 

“When you meet them, then do not convey 
salaam to them.” 

Aqeeli Narrated from Anas radi Allahu anhu that the Prophet 
(Sall Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam) said, 

“Do not sit with them, Do not drink water with them, 
Do not eat with them and do not 
marry amongst them.” 

Once Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) went to 
Sultan Ganj and was invited by some people to visit the Sajjada 
Nasheen of Pulwari Shareef whose name was Awn Ahmed. He 
used to call himself Sayyid, so on hearing that he was Sayyid 


Hazrat accepted the invitation and decided to go their. As they 
were about to take Hazrat Janaab Alhaj Munne Mia who lived 
in Sultanpur mentioned to Hazrat that Awn Ahmed did not 
accept the Fatawa of Kufr regarding the ulama-e-deoband and 
that he remained silent in this issue. 

The moment Hazrat heard this, he read ‘Laa Howla Wa Laa 
Quw’wata illa Bil’laahi and Astaghfirullah and refused to go 

From this it is evident that even if unintentionally, we meet 
with any budmazhab or Sullah Kulli (Someone who is good 
with sunnis and non-sunnis as well) then on being informed, it 
is better to make tauba and Istighfaar from this. The ruling is 
clear. How can one who is the enemy of Allah be your friend? 
The sign of Imaan is that one should not be friends with those 
who are the enemy of Allah and His Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi 
wa Sallam). Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran: 

“You will not find those who bring Imaan on Allah and 
on the Last Day loving the enemy of Allah and His 
Rasool, even though they maybe their fathers, their 
sons, their brothers or the people of their tribe” (Surah 
Mujadilah verse 22) 

Once, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) visited 
Hyderabaad. He was invited to the Musjid for a programme. 
He entered the Musjid and respectfully sat with his head 
lowered and engrossed himself in the remembrance of 
Almighty Allah. 

Those waiting in the Musjid wanted to make Ziyaarat of that 
blessed and bright face of this Wali-e-Kaamil but could not get 
the chance to do so as Hazrat was seated with his head 


lowered. Finally, the Sayyids of Hyderabaad requested Hazrat 
to sit on the Mimbar, so that the people would be able to make 
Ziyaarat of his Mubaarak face to their hearts desire. Hazrat 
heard their request and then respectfully said, “The Family of 
the Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi wa Sallam) (Sayyids) sitting 
down and I am sitting on the Mimbar. I will never be able to 
do this.” 

This was another incident that showed his steadfastness in 
respecting the illustrious family of the Prophet (Sall Allaho 
Alaihi wa Sallam). 

Another Example of 
His Love for Sayyids 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) had been 
invited to a gathering of Darul Uloom Rab’bania in Banda. 
Maulana Siraj Mas’udi who was present at this time says that 
when Hazrat arrived after a lengthy journey, the hosts decided 
that Hazrat will be left to rest for a while and mureeds and 
well-wishers will be allowed to meet him afterwards. 

After Hazrat had gone to sleep, two young students from the 
Darul Uloom who were Sayyids, requested permission from 
the hosts to go into Hazrat’s room and make his khidmat. They 
waited for Hazrat to fall asleep and then entered the room. 
Hazrat was already in a deep sleep. 

The moment they reached out to touch his feet, Hazrat woke 
up from his sleep and said to the children with much love, 
“My dear children. Aren’t you Sayyids. I am already a 
sinful person. Do not cause me to become a bigger 
sinner. To show respect to you is compulsory upon 


He said this and then spoke with much love and affection to 
both the children. Allahu Akbar! What can be said about such 
a personality who is asleep and before a Sayyid even touches 
his feet, he is aware of it. This is the power of the sight of 
Awliyah. Their eyes sleep but their hearts are awake. 

After Hazrat awoke, scores of people came to visit him and 
spend time in his holy court. 

Before leaving Darul Uloom Rab’baania Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
(radi Allahu anhu) went over to Hazrat Allama Sayyid Ghaazi 
Rab’baani Saheb and said to him, ‘You are a descendant of the 
Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 

Please place your hand on my head and make dua for me.’ On 
hearing this Allama Sayyid Ghaazi Rab’baani said, 

‘You are a Buzroogh. I do not have the audacity to do 
this with someone of your exalted status. I just ask 
Almighty Allah to always keep the Saaya of pious 
personalities like you over us.’ 

After all this, Hazrat still took the Allama’s hand and placed it 
on his head and said, ‘It is my wish’ 

A Splendid, Kind 
and Generous Host 
One of the beloved Sunnats of the Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi 
Wa Sallam) is to feed people and to be good to your visitors. 

The Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Verily 
there is a right of your visitors over you.” 


In another Hadith Shareef, the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi 
Wa Sallam) said, “It is necessary upon that person who has 
faith in Allah and in the Last Day to respect and honour his 
visitor and to be generous towards those who require 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was so attached 
to this Sunnat of the Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam), 
that all those who visited the home of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) will confirm that he was very 
particular in serving his guests. He would make the guests eat 
in his presence so that he could be comfortable that they had 
eaten well. It was even seen that if someone came at odd times 
of the night and Hazrat had just sat to eat, and everyone had 
already eaten and the food was finished, Hazrat would send his 
food to the visitor without any problem and would gladly 
suffice with a cup of tea. He followed the Sunnat of the family 
of the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 

Maulana Irfaanul Haq Sambhali says, “He would always be 
willing to assist the poor and the downtrodden. Caring for his 
guests was one of his unique qualities. Daily, scores of people 
from all nooks and corners came to Bareilly Shareef and he 
would feed them all from the Langar of his home. If he heard 
that one of his guests had eaten somewhere else, he would 
become very upset and he would say, “You are guest at my 
home and for as long as you are a guest here, you should eat 
at my house.” 

Hazrat not only used to care for the eating of his guests but he 
also took care of their other needs as well. Maulana Aslam 
Bastavi Saaheb Sheikhul Hadith Madrassa Anwaarul Quraan 
(Balrampur) writes, “It was a cold winter’s night and some 
stranger had come as Hazrat’s guest. As per his habit, Hazrat 


dished out the food with his own hands for the guest and then 
said to his son in-law Janaab Saajid Ali Khan, “Arrange some 
bedding and blanket for the guest” 

In answer to this Saajid Mia who was very outspoken and 
enjoyed saying a few words, said, “What is bedding and 
blanket, even my life is present for the guest” On hearing this 
Hazrat said, “What will the guest do with your life? Will he 
cover himself with it or lay down on it? The guest does not 
require your life. All he needs is some bedding and a blanket.” 

Preference to visiting the ill over 
A Meeting with the Governor 

To visit the sick is one of the great Sunnats of the Holy Prophet 
(Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) and this sometimes even becomes 
waajib. It is mentioned in the Hadith Shareef that the Holy 
Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) said, “Feed the hungry, 
visit the sick and give compensation and free the prisoner.” 
(Bukhari Shareef). 

It is on the authority of Bara ibn Aazib (radi Allahu anhu), “The 
Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) commanded us to follow 
a Janaaza (partake in Janaaza), visit the sick and to make the 
conveying of salaam common amongst the people.” (Bukhari 

The moment Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
heard that a certain person was ill, he would make an 
immediate effort to visit the sick person. It has been mentioned 
in a Document on Sadrush Shariah that once both Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and Huzoor Sadrush 
Shariah (alaihir rahma) travelled together to Bombay en route 
to Hajj. On reaching Bombay, Huzoor Sadrush Shariah alaihir 


rahma took ill. Even though both the pious servants were living 
a distance away from one another, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) would go to visit Huzoor Sadrush Shariah 
(radi Allahu anhu) on a daily basis. Finally Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam left by ship for Hajj and after he had left, Huzoor Sadrush 
Shariah (radi Allahu anhu) had passed from this world. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was so firm in 
following the Sunnat of visiting the ill, that once the governor 
of U.P. Ali Akbar Khan came to meet him. He sent a message 
into the house to say that he would like to meet Hazrat but 
Hazrat sends someone to tell him, ‘What do governors need at 
the residence of faqeers’ He then immediately left home to visit 
someone who was ill. 

Steadfastness on Mustahabs 
(Desirable Actions) 

Not only was Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
steadfast on Fard and Sunnats but he also made a great effort 
to fulfil that which was Mustahab. He was so dutiful in even 
these mustahabs that others would never be able to follow to 
the extent he did. 

Someone once said, ‘Leave the discussion of Fard, Waajibs 
and Mustahabs, there is no doubt that such a personality who 
was so dutiful in fulfilling mustahabs and even followed the 
Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) in abstaining for those 
things which were even allowed upon him, is definitely a 
personality who is the shining example of the Holy Prophet’s 
(Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) practices and the protector of his 


One personality says about Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu), 

“I saw the life of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
from all angles, whilst he was on journey and whislt he was at 
home and I witnessed both his practices and his knowledge, Allah 
is my witness, I have never seen any of his actions or any of his 
practices to be contrary to the Shariah.” 

The Ruling regarding Mustahab and how 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) practiced on Mustahab 

The manner of making Masah of the head in wudhu is that 
which is commonly known and practice by all Muslims. The 
other method of making Masah, is to take the three fingers of 
each hand and palms of each hand and pull it over the head 
from the forehead area to the back and in doing so, the Masah 
of the entire head is also done. 

The Jurists have mentioned this way to be Mustahab 
(Desirable) and better, but ordinary people do not usually 
think of this and if they do, then many do not even practice this 
since the method that is common amongst them is what they 

Sayyidi Taajedaar-e- Ahle Sunnat Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) is a personality whose other special habit 
was that his practices complimented his statements. If he 
commanded something, then he did the same. 

He strictly followed the laws of Shariat as per the Fiqh Hanafi 
and he did so to make this a common practice amongst the 


Muslims. He mentioned this to be best in his Fatawa-e- 
Mustafawiyah and he practiced what he commanded as well. 

Maulana Muhammad Azam Saahib says, “Once I watched 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) making wudhu 
very closely and saw that he carefully washed his hands up to 
and including the wrists, he rinsed his mouth thrice, cleaned 
his nose thrice, washed his face thrice then he washed his 
hands up to and including the elbows thrice. 

Subhaan Allah, it seemed that I was not just looking at him 
making wudhu, but he was doing it exactly as mentioned in the 
books of jurisprudence by the learned Jurists. It was like I was 
looking at the commentary of these laws in practice format. 
When he was about to make Masah of the head, I saw that 
instead of the normal manner of masah where the hands are 
moved over the head front to the back and then taken back to 
the front, rather, he took three fingers of each hand and the 
stomachs of both palms and then in one movement he made 
masah of the entire head and stopped without coming back to 
the front. 

I had not as yet seen in any book of Jurisprudence, this 
method of making masah and neither had I witnessed anyone 
else do it in this way. I thought that Hazrat had done this due 
to his weakness of health and decided not to go from the front 
to the back and then come back to the front as it was 
discomfort to him in his age, even though I felt this was the 
mustahab way. This is the only action of Hazrat which I saw 
and felt was contrary to Mustahab. 

After ten of twelve years, I was amazed when I was requested 
by Janaab Qurban Ali to proof read Fatawa-e-Mustafawiyah 
before it went for print (in case of any typographical errors) 


and it was in this book that I saw the ruling about the Masah of 
the entire head and the fact that it was Mustahab to do so. The 
question was asked in the Query about which was the best way 
to make Masah? 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) answered by 
writing, ‘By using the three fingers of each hand and the 
stomachs of the palms and then making masah of the 
entire head moving from front to back only once is the 
best and most excellent manner of making Masah.’ 
Initially I thought that he had made masah in that way (12 
years ago) and that way was not Mustahab, but now I had seen 
it in writing in his Fatawa. Co-incidentally there was no 
reference for this in the Fatawa and I felt the need to find a 

I turned to volume 1 of Aala Hazrat’s (radi Allahu anhu) 
Fatawa Razvia with the thought that this law regarding Masah 
will definitely be there. Through the grace of Allah, I found that 
law in Fatawa Razviyah. 

Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) too had researched this topic 
and answered the same, giving reference to Raddul Muhtaar 
etc. in which he mentioned that it is better to make masah of 
the entire head once by wiping the hands over head just once 
from front to the back. 

This research too was found through the knowledge and 
practice of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

Jin Ki Har Har Adaa Sunnat-e-Mustafa 
Un Ki Noorani Soorat Pe Laakho Salaam 


This is the blessing of the family of Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu 
anhu) that the sight of learned Ulama do not even go towards 
those deep facts about Islamic law which is seen and learnt 
through the practices of Aala Hazrat’s family members. 

Mufti Abid Hussain says, “I remember well that once Naa’ib-e- 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind Hazrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar 
Raza Azhari came to Jamia Ashrafiyah for some specific 
reason. I was a student at that time. There was a huge crowd 
of well-wishers waiting to meet him. It was a great blessing to 
get the opportunity to read Namaaz behind him. 

During this occasion this servant too had the opportunity of 
reading Namaaz behind him. In one Jahri Namaaz (Audible 
Namaaz) I think that he read Wad Duha and in the last word 
of Wad Duha, “Fa Had’dith” He joined the Thaa of Had’dith to 
the Laam of Allahu Akbar whilst going into Ruku. In the 
second Rakaat he also read a Surah in which he did the same 
thing with the last word of that Surah. I read Namaaz but then 
I started to wonder why he had done that. Even though the 
doors of whispering are broad but the heart decides that such 
a great Aalim will not do something which is incorrect. 

I personally am very avid reader and enjoy reading many 
books and through the grace of Allah I come from a very well 
read family. My late father was the mureed of Huzoor Hujjatul 
Islam (radi Allahu anhu) and his student and he was from 
amongst the excellent graduates of Darul Uloom Manzar-e- 

With all this, I had never seen or heard anyone do what Hazrat 

Akhtar Raza had done and I wondered the reason for this. 
Anyway, after this action of the learned Allama, I began to 


search for the reason for this and finally I found an answer in 
the explanations of the learned jurists which stipulated, 

“In the end of a Surah if the Glorification of Allah is 
present then it is more excellent to join the recitation 
with the Takbeer such as ‘Wa _ Kab’birhu 
Takbeeranillahu Akbar’ and ‘Wa Am’ma Bi Ni’mati 
Rab’bika Fahad’dithil laahu Akbar’ (In other words the 
Thaa here must be read with kasra) and if there is such 
a word in the end which one does not prefer to join to 
Ism-e-Jalaalat (Allah’s Name), the it is better to read it 

In other words stop at the end of the Qir’at and then say Allahu 
Akbar such as in ‘In’na Shaani’aka huwal Abtar, one should 
stop and then separately say the Takbeer for Ruku and if both 
the conditions are not found then one may join or read 
separately. (Raddul Muhtaar - Fatawa Razvia - Bahaare 

Wearing of the tie is not just Haraam but 
there is a possibility of it leading to Kufr 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind always abstained from that which 
was Haraam and contrary to the Shariat. Until his last 
moments, he kept himself well protected from anything that 
was against the Shariat and remained a shining example of 
steadfastness. Not only did he stay away from such actions, but 
he also kept others away from them. 

Today, we live in such an environment and are so lost in 

western culture that we do not even notice whether a certain 

action will harm our Imaan or not. We are so intoxicated in the 

western ideologies that we have forgotten the traditions and 

practices that Islam has taught us. We have lost our culture. 
Sometimes there are those of us who are so involved in 
western ways that we even lose our Imaan in the process and 
do not even realise it. 

Today, the modern Muslims without any hesitation wear the tie 
and are involved in such a Haraam action that it could 
necessitate and act of kufr. When it does necessitate kufr, then 
a person has to refresh his Imaan and his Nikah. 

An example of how Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) 
invited people towards righteousness and towards 
consciousness is evident from the incident below. 

In November 1973, during the Opening Ceremony of the 
(New) Jamia Ashrafia Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) went to Mubarakpur. A person who was wearing a tie 
came to meet Hazrat. 

As he went close to Hazrat, Hazrat held his tie and asked, 
“What is this?” Then Hazrat by himself said, “This is to follow 
the Westerners which they use in place of a cross which is 
contrary to the belief of what is mentioned in the Quran.” 
Immediately Hazrat got him to remove the tie and asked him 
to repent from wearing it. 

Not to instruct the Kalimah to a person 
who intends to accept Islam is Haraam 
and an act that necessitates kufr 

If an unbeliever shows willingness to accept Islam, then he 
should be made to read the Kalima immediately “Laa ilaaha 
illal laahu Muhammadur Rasoolullah” To delay this is 


absolutely Haraam and the Fuqaha and the learned scholars 
have written it to be kufr, because for as long at that person is 
not made to read the Kalimah, it is regarded that one is 
pleased with him remaining an unbeliever for that amount of 
time and it is very clear that to be pleased with kufr or to be 
pleased with the consistency of kufr is also kufr. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind’s (radi Allahu anhu) habit was that 
the moment someone showed desire to accept Islam, he 
immediately taught the person how to read the Kalimah. The 
incident of how Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
made Sadhu Bhagwandas a Muslim is well known from the 
books pertaining to the life history of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

When Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) found 
that his heart was ready for accepting Islam, Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) immediately made him read the 
Kalimah and he accepted Islam and was given the name 
Abdullah. Not only did Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) show the importance of teaching a person to read 
Kalimah when he showed the desire to accept Islam, but 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) also wrote a 
detailed Fatwa on this topic giving reference to eight authentic 
books such as Majmaul Anhur, Tahtawi and Sharah Fiqh 
Akbar etc. 

He decreed that a person who delays in teaching the Kalimah 
to a person who has asked him to bring him to Islam is kufr 
and the said person who caused the delay should read his 
Kalimah again and refresh his Nikah. 


There are so many other incidents where Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam (radi Allahu anhu) displayed his steadfastness in Shariat. 
It is very difficult to explain every one of them in this brief 
document, but the evidence of this can be seen in the verdicts 
issued by him in his distinguished Fatawa-e-Mustafawiyah. 

A few queries and answers from Fatawa-e-Mustafawiyah are 
being presented for better understanding of his knowledge, 
wisdom and steadfastness. 

A few of His Verdicts From 


Zaid says that the Hindus prostrate (make sajdah) to idols and 
we go to Kaaba and prostrate to a stone. He further says that 
Hindus put water and flowers etc. on their idols and they say 
that it will reach Maha Dev (their co called deity) and we go to 
Kaaba and throw stones and say that shaitaan feels the pain. 
He asks what then is the difference between us and them? 
pease present me with such an answer that I too will be fully 


This person should make tauba (repent) very quickly. No 
Muslim makes sajdah to the Kaaba. Facing only the direction 
of the Kaaba, we make Sajdah to Almighty Allah and the 
Kaafirs make sajdah to their idols. They worship their idols as 
deities. To say that the Muslims go to Kaaba and make sajdah 
to a stone is to falsely accuse Muslims. Just as you make your 
Sajdah facing the Direction of Qibla when you are far away 


from the Kaaba, even when you go there, you face the same 
direction of Qibla. 

The only difference is that you are at the actual Qibla. No 
matter where ever on makes sajdah, it is for Allah only. Can 
one with even the least intelligence say that when we are 
praying Namaaz in any other mosque we are making sajdah to 
the walls of the mosque or if we are praying Namaaz in our 
homes, then we are making to the walls of our homes. 

To say that the direction of sajdah to be what sajdah is being 
made for, is to reject the reality of Islam and Kufr and this, is 
such a wrong thing to do. (Wa Laa howla wa laa Quwatta ill 

That person who made these statements must repent (make 
tauba). The Muslims make Rami of Jamraat (pelt the pillars 
where shaitaan tried to interfere with Hazrat Ibraheem alaihis 
salaam) and this is only to follow the manner prescribed. 

There is wisdom in every command of the Wise. Man often 
does that which is commanded to him by those he has faith in, 
without knowing the wisdom behind it. He knows and 
understands that due to his ignorance and simplicity, he does 
not recognise the real benefit in doing such action. However, 
there is always some benefit in it. 

Then what can be said about Allah, who is All Knowing. There 
is no questioning His command and His authority. It is Muhaal 
(Totally impossible) that he will command you to do that which 
has a weakness in it. 

There is no doubt that there is benefit in that which He has 
commanded. None of us says that when we throw the stones, 


it strikes shaitaan on its body. We only throw the stones to 
follow the command and duplicate the action of Ibrahim 
alaihis salaam during the instance when shaitaan tried to be an 
obstacle in his way and Almighty Allah commanded him to 
pelt shaitaan with stones, so that he may become disillusioned. 
We too follow the manner of Hazrat Khaleelullah alaihis 
salaam when we are there. 

To throw stones towards anyone is definitely with the intention 
of trying to hurt him. If you intend to chase someone away, 
then too you would throw stones at him, and he would usually 
run away even if one stone does not hit him. Does a monkey 
or crow not run (take flight) when they are hit by stones? 
Sometimes the intention of chasing them only depends on 
showing ones intent. 

Sometimes when wanting to chase a monkey or crow etc. all 
that one needs to do, is bend over as if picking a stone and 
then use a throwing action even though one has no stones in 
ones hand. This action alone is enough on certain occasions to 
chase something away. 

We must realise that it is at the same point that the cursed 
enemy of Allah (Shaitaan) tried to lead Hazrat Ibrahim (alaihis 
salaam) astray here. Where then will he leave us. He is all the 
time behind us trying to mislead us. 

The same treatment should be then used here, which was used 
by Hazrat Ibrahim (alaihis salaam). By following the way of 
Ibrahim (alaihis salaam) we will receive barkat and that curse 
shaitaan will flee. Even though not a single stone of Hazrat 
Ibrahim alaihis salaam went without hitting its target and ours 
misses the target, but when there is a flurry of stones raining 
over shaitaan, then he will not wait there, but he will flee. This 


will thus fulfill the idea of having shaitaan belittled. If one 
makes the picture of a person and throws stones at the picture 
and strikes it with his shoes, the person whose picture it is will 
definitely feels hurt to see such a thing even though he is not 
being hit directly on his body, but only his picture is being hit. 
Thus, to hurt shaitaans feelings deeply, we throw stones at him 
in the places where Ibrahim alaihis salaam had pelted him. 

Now, not to realise the difference between this and that 
baseless action of the kufaar is definitely a bad thing. How can 
such a person say that to put water and flowers over an idol 
equal to the issue of shaitaan being pelted? For the heart to 
feel pain is not necessary that the body has to be struck. 


A certain person says that we should not even call a Kaafir a 
Kaafir. What does he mean by this? When we Muslims are in 
discussions etc can we not refer to Kaafirs as Kaafirs or should 
we not call them kaafir in their presence? Please inform me 
what this person means? Also please let me know which 
persons belonging to which sect can be called Kaafir? 
(Question asked by Fazlur Rahmaan - Bara Bazaar Bareilly - 25 
Shabaan 1355 Hijri) 


The said person’s statement is absolutely incorrect and false. 
He needs to make tauba (repent) from making such a 
statement. A Kaafir will be referred to and known as a Kaafir 
and a Muslim will be referred to and known as a Muslim. One 
false concept of the ignorant (jaahils) is that we should not call 
Kaafirs as kaafirs because we do not know how his end will be 
(in other words whether he will die a Muslim or Kaafir). These 


ignorant people do not realise that we call a kaafir a kaafir on 
the basis of his kufr and when he becomes a Muslim, then 
obviously we will call him a Muslim. 

If this is their concept, then they should not even call Muslims 
as Muslims as they do not know how their end will be. (Allah 
forbid) What if they die as Kaafir? (Allah forbid).The people 
who make such statements are those who want to compromise 
their religion. There are those who eat meat of the cow, keep 
names like Muslims, do some actions like Muslims, and who in 
appearance look like Muslims but are hidden hypocrites who 
say “Call them (the munafigs) Muslims. We do not even refer 
to kaafirs as kaafirs. These (munafiqs) are Muslims.” 

This seems to be some new shariat of these people. The pure 
Shariat commands us to call a kaafir a kaafir. Those Munafiqs 
(hypocrites) who were in the time of Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho 
Alaihi wasallam), would not only read Namaaz behind him 
and keep fast, but they also partook in jihad. They used to fight 
against the kaafirs as well. 

Almighty unveiled these people. The Quran referred to these 
evil ones as Kaafirs. The Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi 
wasallam) took every single one of them out of his Musjid by 
saying, “Get out of the Musjid. You are a Hypocrite.” 

One hypocrite whilst with a few other hypocrites said that the 
Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) says that a certain camel 
which was lost will be found at a certain place, yet he has no 
knowledge of the unseen. 

Almighty Allah informed the Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi 
wasallam) of this and Almighty Allah informed the Prophet 
(Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) that when they are questioned 


about their actions, they will lie by saying that they were just 
joking amongst one another and having a light hearted 

Even this excuse of theirs was answered in the Holy Quran. 
Almighty Allah says, ‘O Beloved! You say, Do not make false 
excuses. You have become infidels after your claim of bringing 

With the exception of Deen-e-Islam, all other religions are on 
kufr and any one who claims to be a Muslim and rejects any 
necessity of Deen becomes a kaafir, such as the Qadianis, 
Deobandis, Wahabi, Raafdhi, and Naichari etc. 


Is it permissible to read Qazaa Namaaz after Asr or not? Can 
one read Qazaa Namaaz after Fajr before the sunrise? 


One may read Qazaa before the changing (Taghayur) of the 
sun. Even after Fajr one may read, but not at the changing or 
the sun. 

What is the ruling of Shariat regarding that person who stops 
people from reading Salaat (salutations upon Holy Prophet 

sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and who says that by doing this, 
(Allah forbid) we are calling to the dead? 



Such a person is a very disrespectful and rude person. He does 
not think what he is saying by speaking such insolent words. It 
is fard upon him to repeat his Kalima, refreshen his Imaan and 
re-perform his Nikah. 

It seems as if this unfortunate person does not even say As 
salaamu Alaika Ayuhan Nabi in Atahiyaat during Namaaz. 
Possibly that this person is a wahabi and if he is a wahabi, then 
these wahabis say more blasphemous things than this. 

Why then is he complaining ab out this. If he is not a wahabi, 
then he is one who sits in the company of wahabis. 


Which colour clothes are we not allowed to wear during 


Zafraan, safflower or bright red colored clothes is not allowed 
for men. To read Namaaz wearing these colored clothes is 


Do the women who wear clothes that are dyed with bright 

colours need to make the clothes paak (pure) before reading 
Namaaz with them? 



No. However, if it has been dyed in some impure dye, then 
one must purify ones self too. 


Do we have to read the Janaza Namaaz of that person who 
never performed any of his Namaaz in his life? 


It is an obligation (Fard) to do so. If none performs his Janaaza 
Salaah, then all will be sinful. To leave out Namaaz is a major 
sin, a very huge sin, but it does not make one a Kaafir (so such 
a person is still Muslim thus Namaaz must be read). 


From which side must the janaaza of a male be lifted, from the 
head side of from the feet? and what about for a female? 


Both must be lifted from the headside. 


With the exception of fulfilling the necessary conditions of 

zakaat, is it necessary to inform the person to whom you are 
giving zakaat to that it is zakaat. 



When giving zakaat to someone, it is not necessary to tell the 
person that this amount is zakaat. 


A certain person said to his wife, ‘You are out of my Nikah.’ 
And ‘You are no more my wife’ and ‘You are of no use to me.’ 
He even used words of curse and stopped all intimacy 
between them as husband and wife and had her sent to her 
mother’s house. He then took another bad woman and kept 
her in his home. His wife is now two years at her mother’s 
home. In this case, is she still in his Nikah? 


Even though the question is not phrased very well, but after 
looking at the question I felt that the husband did not say these 
words as a command but just as a message to her. 

After asking the person who presented this question about the 
matter, he verified that the reason for the husband saying such 
words was because the wife had left his home without his 

This false statement is famous amongst the ignorant people, 
that if a female leaves the husbands house without his 
permission then she is out of his Nikah (which is not so). The 
husband said these words due to this issue and not because he 
wanted to give her talaaq and neither did he utter these words 
then to give her talaaq. 


It is thus clear that in this case it is not really Talaaq and if this 
were not the case and he himself said these words then too in 
reality it will not be talaaq, as this is from the words of kinaaya 
and kinaaya is dependant upon intention (Niyah). 

If he says with Qasam (oath) that, ‘I did not say this with 
intention of Talaaq’, then it will not be decreed as talaaq. If 
however, he accepts that his niyat was that of Talaaq, then the 
talaaq will be valid. It is in the Fatawa of Imam Qaadi Khan 
rahmatullahi ta aala alaih and in Hindiya as follows, 

‘If he said to her, “There is no more marriage between me and 
you’ or he said, ‘Nikah is not existing between me and you, 
talaaq will only occur if there is intention (of talaaq). 

(Close to the same has also been mentioned in Fatawa 
Khaaniyah).Him saying that you are not my wife anymore is 
definitely being said just as a message and you are not of any 
use to me any more is kinaaya and thus depends on Niyah. 
Thus, in reality to give the decree of talaaq in this case is totaly 
incorrect and invalid. 


If a Muslim sells poultry that has died (except through Zibah) 
and gives the money he has gained from this to Muslims, so 
that they may buy food or clothes etc. Will this be permissible? 


NO (In other words to do this is not allowed). 



In this country Africa, the leader of the country has passed a 
rule that the abattoirs should first shoot the ox etc. With a pistol 
in its head and then make it Zibah. Is this permissible in Shariat 
or not? 


This act is totally impermissible and Haraam. To cause 
unnecessary pain to the animal without a valid reason in 
Shariat is torture. To follow such a command is Haraam. 


Is it permissible to hold gatherings in Muharram to tell people 
proper narrations about Imam Hassan and Hussain and can 
Sunni Muslims call this one of their traditional practices and 
make Niyaz etc as Esaal-e-sawaab for the Ahle Bait. Can a 
Muslim refer to this too as one of his Islamic traditions? 


There is no doubt that to remember Imam Hassan and Hussain 
(ridwaanullahi ta aala alaihim ajmaeen) is the manner of the 
Muslims. To remember the pious personalities in reality is to 
remember Allah. 

It is obvious that the closeness that Muslims have to the pious 
servants of Allah is not for there personal selves. It is because 
these pious servants are chosen and blessed servants of Allah. 
They are remembered because they are the accepted servants 
in the Court of Almighty Allah. To remember them is to attain 


blessings and the mercy of Allah. It is also a means of attaining 
great reward. 

To make their zikr (remember them) is to worship Allah and if 
Allah wills, then it is a means to be given salvation from 
punishment. Imam Sufyaan bin Uyaayna states, ‘By making the 
zikr of the pious, mercy descends upon you.’ And this zikr-e- 
shahaadat is from the command of Allah. 

Almighty Allah says, “And remember them in the days of 
Allah.” The aim of these gatherings of remembrance is for 
Muslims to show the excellence and piety of their great leaders. 
It is to show the importance of firmness on righteousness and 
to hate falsehood. 

It teaches us to dislike open sinning and corrupt ways. It is also 
to strengthen our faith and brighten our hearts with the love of 
our pious leaders. We also learn how to sacrifice our lives, 
wealth and everything else for the sake of our religionby 
studying the lives of these distinguished Imams and we learn 
to remind others of this. 

The manner of these gatherings is a very good manner. There 
are numerous benefits in this for the Muslims, but the wahabis 
and deobandis are such enemies of the beloved and pious 
servants of Allah, that they do not even want to listen to their 
praises being read. They do not even want to hear that in the 
entire year a gathering was held in the memory of the pious 
servants at a certain venue. 

Why would they want to hear this anyway, since they know 
that for as long as this tradition of remembering the pious is 
with the Muslims, they will continue to love them and for as 
long as the Muslims have this link to the pious servants of 


Allah, it will be difficult for them to trap the Muslims in their 
web of deceit. These Majalis and blessed Mehfils of Esaal-e- 
sawaab are like the traditions of Meelad Shareef and Gyarwee 
Shareef which are practiced amongst the Muslims. 

Who does not know that these are beneficial practices in 
Deen. The Wahabis look at these gatherings like they look at 
the gatherings of Meelad etc. (With contempt). The actual 
problem that they have, is their dislike for the pious servants of 
Allah. They say that because this is a traditional practice, it 
becomes haraam. 

The leader of the deobandis, Ashraf Ali thanvi says the 
following about traditions, ‘To cook Kichra and some food and 
thus feed it to your family and the orphans etc and then send 
its sawaab to Hazrat Imam Hussain is actually from the hadith 
which says that on this day we should increase the food of our 
families and Allah will give blessing in ones sustenance for the 
entire year, but because this has been made a traditional 
practice and it is stipulated as a day to remember. It is on the 
basis of it being made a traditional practice that we should 
abstain from it. 

He also states that to give people sharbat etc was allowed as it 
is to distribute water, and so was it permissible to say the 
narrations of shahaadat etc. But due to it being made a 
traditional event, it is not permissible. 

It seems that they have some hatred for traditional events, be it 
good or bad. According to them, if it is a traditional practice 
then it is bad. In reality this is not so. The actual issue is their 
malice against the pious servants of Allah. 


They are not pleased with the remembrance and the honour 
that is being given to the pious servants of Allah and the Esaal- 
e-sawaab that is being made. 

They say that Esaal-e-sawaab, the remembrance of the pious 
servants of Allah be haraam as it is a traditional practice, 
but when they started the tradition of making mureeds, then 
what about this? Until recently, according to these wahabis, 
even this was shirk, but the wahabis of this time seem to think 
of their predecessors as stupid since they feel that their 
predecessors labelled such a beneficial and profitable (to 
them) thing to be shirk and bid’at. 

The wahabis will say any thing which gives them financial 
benefit in any way, to be halaal. If they are told that all the 
money that Muslims spend in commemorating Majlis of 
remembrance for the pious, in cooking kichra, giving sharbat 
and distributing water etc, will be donated to their institutes 
etc, then this traditional act will be very good for them and 
there will be no objection as it will be profitable for them. 


There is a cemetery where there were graves of Ulama, 
Awliyah and other Muslims. A certain person flattened this 
place and built a house and he built toilets and bathrooms on 
these graves, 

which are parts of the house. When he was asked to abstain 
from such a despicable act, he became very angry and blatant. 
Now, what is the height of his crime according to the Shariat 
and if he wishes to make tauba, what is the compensation for 
this act and to whom should he give this compensation? 



This person is very sinful and worthy of the fire of hell and the 
wrath of Almighty Allah. He has transgressed his duties to Allah 
and to the servants of Allah. It is fardh upon him to repent. He 
should repent and retract from this act with a sincere heart. 

He should be ashamed of this sinful act and all his other sins 
and turn towards Allah for pardon. He has to re erect the 
graves which he has destroyed. He should retract his 
ownership of the cemetery. 

He must immediately get rid of the toilets and bathrooms. That 
area that is contaminated through impurity must be 
immediately cleaned and purified. Just by repenting by word 
of mouth will not be sufficient. He should apologise to those 
living there and he should continue making Esaal-e-sawaab for 
the deceased whose graves he destroyed and on whose graves 
he built toilets and bathrooms. 

He must ask forgiveness from those families for insulting them 
when he harmed the graves of their relatives who were buried 
there. He has hurt their feelings too. May Allah bless him with 
this opportunity. 

Which types of water should we stand and drink, for example, 
left over water that a Muslim drank, water from a fountain, left 

over water of wudhu, and Zam Zam water. Should one stand 
and drink all these types of water or not? 



One may stand and drink Zam Zam and the remainder water 
of wudhu. The reason that people made a water fountain is 
because usually there is a lot of dirt under it and they don’t find 
the opportunity to sit. One should not stand and drink the 
water which another Muslim drank from. 


To whom are we not allowed to make salaam? Can we make 
salaam to a person who gambles or plays cards etc. What 
about when a person is eating, reciting Quran and reading 
wazifas etc. Can we reply to the salaam when the persons are 
engrossed in the above and what about when a person is in 
Mehfil-e-Meelad? In which other instances are we not allowed 
to reply to salaam? 


If a person is an open sinner and commits major sins, then one 
should not be first to make salaam to him, unless one feels that 
he can cause harm if you do not do so. 

One should also avoid making salaam to a person who is 
occupied in something, like in eating, a person teaching 
knowledge of Deen, a person reciting the Quran, a person 
reading Durood Shareef or a person reading wazifas. The 
same applies to making salaam to a person delivering a lecture 
and one who is reading the Meelad Shareef. 

It is fine for one to answer (in the above mentioned situations). 



Is it permissible for males to use mendhi or not as it is a 
common practice today? The grooms today were silver 
jewellery and used bangles in their hands. Should one ask 
them to remove the jewels and bangle before performing the 
Nikah and will the Nikah be valid if it were performed whilst 
the groom was wearing this jewellery and bangles? 


It is not permissible for males to use mendhi on the hands and 
feet. To wear these jewels is sinful and to wear the bangle is 
the manner of the hindus. All these should be removed first 
and then only should one perform the Nikah, for as long as the 
Nikah is happening the person will be in sin. To have the ability 
to have it removed and to delay this, is itself sinful. However, if 
one performs the Nikah with these things being worn, the 
Nikah is still done. 


Is it permissible to wear black clothing? In other words 
completely black from head to toe? 

It is fine to wear full black, but it should not be worn in 

Muharram, be it full black or other black clothing, as this is the 
way of the shias and we should not duplicate them. 



Is it permissible (for males) to wear a gold ring on a journey 
with the intention to use it in the case of need ? Can one read 
Namaaz if one has gold or silver in ones pocket? 


The use of gold for men is not permissible. The only ring 
allowed is a silver one with only one stone and this too not 
weighing more than four and a half marshas no matter how 
valuable the stone is. There is nothing wrong with reading 
Namaaz whilst having gold and silver in ones pocket. 


Should the Faateha of the pious servants be read near the 
Mazaar or away from the Mazaar? 


Faateha is Mustahab (a desirable action). One may make the 
Faateha where ever he wishes and near the Mazaar is even 
better whilst reciting the Quran. This by itself is a great blessing. 
One can also make the Esaal-e-sawaab and Fateha for the 
souls of deceased (Muslims) and one can recite the Quran 
there so that the deceased receives more peace and 


People generally play cards without gambling. How 
permissible is this? 



To play cards is Haraam and a very big sin. It is even more 
sinful and Haraam to gamble when playing cards. It is an evil 


Is it permissible to give shirni (sweets etc) of Faateha to the 


To give shirni of Faateha or any other shirni to a harbi kaafir is 
not permitted. 


Are females allowed to go to the graveyard? 


They should not go. 


Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was asked about 
the use of injection when one is fasting. Concerning this, he 
gave the following verdict: 


Whether the injection is given in the flesh on in the vein, it will 
not invalidate the fast as the medicine in it does not in any way 


reach the stomach. This is the same as cold water that enters 
the pores when one is taking a bath and this sometimes 
reaches the stomach and this does not break the fast. 


A person borrowed some money in his time of need from 
some kufaar and he could not find the means to repay this 
amount, and these people from whom he borrowed can not 
make a claim from him as they do not have any proof to say 
that he borrowed money from them. In this case, will the 
Muslim be sinful for not returning the money? 

What about in the case where the Muslim has the means to 
return the borrowed amount and he intentionally does not 
give it to them as they can not claim it from him and by him 
not returning the money will definitely not have any effect on 
his respect and neither will it cause any problem,.Can he keep 
this money without returning it, by thinking of if as legal for 
him, as it is the wealth of an enemy? 


To fulfill ones promise if fard (an obligation) upon a Muslim. To 
take a loan and not return this money is haraam. 


There is a person who says that since it is not allowed to make 
pictures of living things then it should also be impermissible for 
children to play with dolls, whereas it has been proven that 
Bibi Aisha Siddiga (radi Allahu anha) played with dolls during 
her childhood. 



Verily to take pictures (of living things) is not permissible. To 
play with dolls that have been made to play and have no 
actual face or nose etc. But have marks made on it with black 
cotton to show permissible, just as it is proven in the 
Hadith about Bibi Aisha (radi Allahu anhu). 


Is it permissible or not to stand (for Durood-o-salaam) during 
Meelad Shareef? 


To stand during the Meelad Shareef (sending salutations) is 
permissible and desirable. Since the wahabis in this time 
openly oppose this practice, it is even more reason to practice 
it. For those who wish to know more about this topic and who 
wish to receive a detailed answer, they should read the book 
‘Iqaamatul Qiyaamah’ written by my beloved and respected 
father Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu). 


Can females read Meelad Shareef in a gathering where there 
are only females? 

Yes they may, for as long no ghair mahram hears their voices. 
They should read in a low voice in a section of their house 

where there are only females. If the males do not hear their 
voices, then to read in this way is not objectionable. 



Is it permissible or not to see films, in other words cinema, 
since a new Hajj film has been currently released and is now 
showing in Calcutta. We have been informed that the Ulama of 
Arabia and Egypt have said it to be permissible to see and the 
kings (leaders) of Arabia and Egypt have personally seen the 
film and liked it. 

They have asked Muslims to see this film and thus many 
Muslims have said that if the Ulama of Arabia and Egypt say it 
is permissible then there should be no harm in watching it and 
how will it be impermissible to see? 

We hope that you will enlighten us concerning the command 
of Allah and His Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi wasallam) so that we 
may be protected from improper practices. 


Allah Allah! What an era has arrived that Muslims are not sure 
and having a doubt whether a thing like cinema is halaal or 
not. Who dreamt that they would get their dream of this being 
permissible come true? 

Who thought that the general public and the knowledgeable 
who always looked as this as something improper and haraam 
would be not only hearing about this, but also seeing it. Who 
would have thought that there will be those who will say it to 
be permissible? 

Who would have thought that something like this with music, 
dancing, pictures and other corrupt actions will be considered 
to be permissible one day? That too is not for any other reason, 


but because the general public and the leaders of a certain 
place are involved in it. 

Even the most illiterate and simple person would not have 
thought that one day those who called themselves Molvis 
would make that which is the action of kings and leaders look 
like it is Shariat. They would make halaal and haraam that 
which these rulers stipulate. This is such a impermissible and 
haraam act. 

Until now, Muslims knew that the Aalims are more firm 
compared to the ignorant and the learned are more firm 
compared to the general public and are those who stay away 
from sin. 

The time has now come, where some of those who call 
themselves Molvis follow the words of rulers and instead of 
warning them against this and pressurising them from 
abstaining from such actions, they accept the statements of 
these rulers and try to make it proof of permissibility (Allah 

They accept such a corrupt statement (about seeing films) that 
they find themselves assisting those who wish to make the lives 
of Muslims a spectacle for others to watch. 

Hajj is a fundamental pillar of Islam. Making a spectacle of this 
is to make Deen a joking thing ‘Fa Inna lil laahi wa Inna ilaihi 
Rajiioon Wa Laa Howla Wa Laa Quwatta illa bil’lahil aliyil 
Azeem’ To see films is totally haraam and to see Islam being 
made a spectacle by watching the hajj film is haraam upon 
haraam. This is an incorrect and bad action. 


To be pleased with this Hajj film is to be pleased to make a 
mockery of your Deen. What is worse and more improper than 
this? If one needs to find out more about the rules regarding 
this singing, dancing and photos, one should see the books, 
Ataaya Al Qadeer and At Tajeer written by Aala Hazrat (radi 
Allahu anhu). 

Some people become so carried away in the presence of rulers 
that they can not differentiate between day from night. They 
agree with everything that these rulers command them and 
they think of this to be necessary. Those who do this should 
know that the condition of the Deen of the Ruler makes a 
difference on the people. 

People loose themselves in the ways of their rulers, but until 
today I don’t think that someone has taken the statements and 
actions of rulers and tried to use it as permissibility for 
something in the Shariat, or they felt the Shariat is in the hands 
(control) of the rulers and the actions and statements should 
govern the Shariat. 

That which is being discussed (regarding the Ulama) is only 
known due to pamphlets and posters etc. It can not be 
confirmed whether the Ulama of Arabia and Egypt did say this 
to be permissible or not. The true Ulama will never make such 
statements and can never be pleased with such things. This 
could be a ploy as well to disgrace the true Ulama of Arabia 
and Egypt. 

These people who try to disgrace the Ulama are not only found 
in the Indo-Pak but everywhere else and these people are 
spreading in India like water raining over the earth. It is 
amazing what kinds of people are today being called Maulana 


and Allama. These are such persons who have no knowledge 
of Deen. 

In the past, they tried to fool people with their huge turbans 
and long jubas. Now they have suddenly started lecturing. 
Some of them got jobs in theatres and learnt how to orate and 
sing and then suddenly become so-called Allamas. They write 
incorrect articles in newspapers and either they write Allama 
with their names or they ask their friends to do this. 

Such people also get three of four people to follow them 
around addressing them as Allama and very soon they become 
well known by this title (which they are not worthy of). Wa la 
howla wa laa Quwatta il’la bil’laah 

If it is true that some of the Moulanas in Egypt have seen this 
film and sanctioned it, then they are Moulanas like the ones 
mentioned above and Allamas like the ones mentioned above. 
No true Aalim-e-Deen can do such a thing and say such things. 
Even here in Dehli there is a disgraced one who watches films 
and writes about it in papers. 

In the same way, some servants of the world and servants of 
the riyal have sanctioned the hajj film. Now, even if all these 
prominent people of the world see this film which many must 
have seen already and they all agree that it is good, will this 
make it permissible? Will this, make that which is haraam, 
halaal? Never will this be so. 


Bakr is a Sunni, but he sympathises with a wahabi. He says tha 
the said person is a sunni and he makes niyaz of karbala, even 
though he allows Nikah to be performed by wahabis and he 


keeps contact with them. He also says that to tie Sahra etc. Is 
Shirk. Now, what is the ruling about this Sunni person? 


The wahabis of this era are murtad. To sympathise with them is 
haraam. Anyone who says that it is shirk to tie sahra is wrong in 
his claim. Either this person is a wahabi or he is saying this 
following the wahabis. 

Note: With the exception of all the above mentioned Fatawa of 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu), he wrote 
numerous other very important Fatawa which are very lengthy 
and can not be explained here. 

He wrote on the issue of man going to the moon, where he 
used the Tafseer of Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas radi Allahu 
anhu to prove that man can go to the moon. 

He also wrote concerning the use of the microphone during 
salaah and why it is not permissible to use during the salaah. 

He wrote a detailed fatawa opposing the Indian governments 
ruling to force males to have vasectomies in order to curb the 

Many so-called Ulama said this was permissible as they were 
afraid to say the truth and oppose the government, but Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind radi Allahu anhu openly said that it was 
totally haraam and disallowed in Shariah. 

It was this fatawa of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) that pressured the then cabinet to retract their ruling on 


There is no doubt that there was no Faqih in that era like 
Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind radi Allahu 
anhu. Those who oppose the Fatawa of Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind radi Allahu anhu should note that they are 
not opposing any ordinary person, but they are opposing 
one of the greatest personalities of the century......... 


After briefly discussing the steadfastness of Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu), it is necessary to discuss the 
Karaamats of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 
First we need to understand very briefly what is a karaamat 
and to whom it is blessed. A Karaamat is that action which 
comes into being through a Wali and close servant of Allah 
and is an action that is not commonly done. In simple terms it 
would be translated to describe a miraculous act. 

It is not necessary for every Wali to perform a Karaamat and 
neither is this the sign of recognizing a Wali. There are also 
times when some irreligious people do certain things that are 
not commonly done by ordinary people and the ignorant 
people think of this too as a Karaamat, whereas this is not 
regarded as a Karaamat. It is called Istidraaj. 

The Ulama and Sufis have mentioned that the true sign of a 
Wali is his firmness and steadfastness on the Shariat and his 
adherence to the Sunnat, for his greatest Karaamat is to follow 
the Shariat and to be steadfast in matters of Deen. 

After this Karaamat, he is also blessed with performing such 
miraculous actions that cannot be performed by ordinary 
people. If this is so, then definitely it will be regarded as a 
Karaamat, if not it is Istidraaj. 

It is mentioned in Taareekhul Awliyah that a person came to 
the home of Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu) 
pretending to be a visitor. He lived for fourteen days and nights 
in the service of Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu). 

On the 15" day, he requested for permission to return home. 
Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu) said to him, “You 
have permission to leave, but before leaving please tell me the 


real reason for you coming to me?” Please be clear and truthful 
in what you want to say and I will not be offended if you tell 
me honestly what is in your heart. Do not be shy to tell what is 

The person began to wonder that to be aware of what my 
actual reason was is definitely the sign of a Wali. He became 
very nervous and said, 

“Hazrat! I heard a lot about your Wilaayat and I decided 
that I should personally visit you and see what kind of 
Wali you really were. I decided that if I see any of your 
Karaamats, then I will become your mureed. However, I 
stayed here with you for so many days, during the day 
and at night, but I never got to see any of your 
Karaamats. It is for this reason that I have hidden the 
intention of taking Bai’at at your hands in the deep 
chamber of my heart and I have decided to leave.” 

Hazrat said, “For all the days that you were with me, did 
you ever see me do anything against the Sunnat.” 

The person said, “No. I have seen that the Sunnat-e- 
Rasool is the way of life for you and I have never seen 
you do anything against that.” 

Hazrat said, “My dear visitor, If it was a great miracle to 
walk on the sea then the fish should be of greater status 
as they swim therein, If to fly in the air is regarded as 
greatness, then the birds should be regarded as very 
great as they fly comfortably through the air. Listen! 
For a man to walk on water or fly in the heights of the 
sky is not a Karaamat. Karamaat is when a person 
conditions himself to follow and to obey the Laws of 


Islam correctly and when he follows sincerely the way 
of the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). This 
is the real Karaamat. If one possesses this, then every 
Karaamat is a Karaamat, if not everything is a hoax and 

The moment the person heard this, he fell to the ground and 
forever remained in the service of Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi 
(radi Allahu anhu). 

From this incident, it is as bright as the sun, that the true 
Karaamat is steadfastness and firmness on Shariat. It is only 
when this is present that a Karaamat will be regarded as a 
Karaamat, if not it is just deception. 

Hazrat Sayyid Meer Abdul Waahid Bilgiraami (radi Allahu 
anhu) says in Saba Sanaabil Shareef whilst discussing the 
conditions for becoming a Peer, “The tenth condition is 
that he should not be fond of looking for Kashf and 
Karaamats, but he should be one who is drowned in the 
though of being steadfast, reason being that actions 
that are not usually common occurrences are even 
performed by non-religious people. It is for this reason 
that it has been mentioned, ‘To be steadfast on 
righteousness is greater than miracles.’” 

It must now be understood that that miraculous action that is 
performed by a personality who is steadfast in the Deen of 
Allah and one who is drowned in the love of the Holy Prophet 
(Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) is definitely a Karamaat and not 
Istidraaj and this Karaamat is the manifestation of the Blessings 
of Allah upon this great personality who is in the love of Allah 
and His Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 


Hazrat Maula Ali (radi Allahu anhu) says, 

“By Allah, I did not uproot the Fort Door of Khaibar 
through physical strength, but this was the 
manifestation of the Qudrat of Allah and His Help.” 

This manifestation of Allah’s blessing where the Karaamat is 
performed by a pious servant is also evident from our Aqaa, 
Mahboob-e-Subhaani, Ghausas Samdaani Qubte Rabbani 
Sayyidina Sheikh Muhiy’yud’deen Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi 
Allahu anhu). 

He performed so many Karaamats that possibly no other 
performed so many Karaamats. The evidence of this is clearly 
mentioned in Bahjatul Asraar and Qalaaidul Jawaahir. 

The Blessed Face of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
was itself a Karaamat 

The illustrious Urafa have mentioned in the explanation of a 
Wali that a Wali is that person, “Whom when you see, you 
remember Allah” 

Huzoor Taajedaare Ahle Sunnat had been blessed with this 
excellence. With the exception of his knowledge, wisdom and 
his steadfastness, he had been blessed with such a bright face, 
that once someone saw him, he would immediately remember 
Almighty Allah. 

His face immediately attracted ones heart like a magnet and 
those around him would flock to make Ziyaarat of his blessed 
face. Those who saw him would immediately be able to say 


that this was the face of a pious personality and not the face of 
a liar or deceiver. This quality itself was a Karaamat and a great 
sign of the true servants of Allah. 

Here, we are not talking about a very young person. We are 
discussing such a personality whose piety and age has given 
him such a beautiful and blessed face. Whenever ones eyes fell 
upon his face, it drew their heart towards him. People saw him 
on numerous occasions and in all ways, but they always saw a 
bright, shining, pious, and blessed face. 

People would put garlands of red roses around his neck out of 
love and the garland suited him so well. It looked beautiful on 
him and not because it made him look beautiful, but it was 
because his blessed face gave it more radiance and beauty. 

This description of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) is not in his youth, but this is the attraction his face had 
to the hearts when he had already passed the age of eighty 
(80). His hair had become white and his physical body seemed 
very slender and thin but in which ever direction he walked, 
people flocked to admire this handsome and blessed servant of 

When he entered a Mehfil, every person’s attention went 
towards him. The moment someone got the opportunity to 
shake his blessed hands; he felt that he had achieved the 
greatest gift in life. Once we were together with Hazrat on the 
return from Calcutta and stopped at the Howrah Station. Some 
people had come to see us off at the station. 

There was still much time left before the train left so we were 
on the platform and the benches were all occupied, so we laid 
down something comfortable on the ground for Hazrat to sit 


on. Then suddenly scores of Muslims and non-Muslims came 
around him. None of them had ever met him or seen him 
before but each one was asking about him and who he was. 
They wanted to know where he was from and where he was 
on his way to. 

People at the Howrah Station were not mureeds or well- 
wishers like those who come for the Urs, but these were 
people who had never met him before, but they stopped to see 
and make Ziyaarat of the blessed personality. 

A Non Muslim 
Accepts Islam 

Once, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was 
invited to a function in Nagpur. Scores of people came to the 
function just to see Hazrat. In that particular gathering there 
was a non-Muslim who saw Hazrat for the first time. 

The moment he saw Hazrat the condition of his heart changed, 
his heart began to beat faster, his mind was blown away, he 
was lost in the beauty of the personality that he had seen for 
the first time. All that he could say to those around him was, 
“Brother, this is a very beautiful face.” 

The moment the function came to an end, he fell at Hazrat’s 
feet, read the Kalimah and accepted Islam. His good fortune 
did not just end there, but Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) kept his name Ghulaam Mohiy’ud'’deen. 

Teri Soorat Dekh Kar Mujhko Khuda Yaad Aagaya 
Is se Zaahir he teri Shaan-e-Wilaayat As Salaam 


Whilst discussing this issue, Allama Arshadul Qadri (alaihir 
rahma) said something very interesting. He says, 

“In this era, I have not seen anyone like him. His blessed 
face was such an open book of truthfulness and 
righteousness, that by reading it, the doors of the heart 
open by themselves.” 

He is the Representative of Huzoor 
Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was blessed 
with numerous titles and amongst these titles were the titles of 
Ghausul Waqt, Ghausuz Zaman and Shabi-e-Ghaus-e-Azam. 

There is no doubt that he was truly worthy of all these titles. He 
was fully responsible and carried out meticulously the 
responsibilities of the Ghaus of Era. Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam 
Jilani (radi Allahu anhu) himself had appointed him as his true 
representative and the Ghaus of the Era. 

Al Haaj Haafiz Nawaab Rahmat Nabi Khan of Bareilly says, “I 
was in search of a true and Kaamil Murshid-e-Tariqat and I 
wanted my Murshid to be connected through Qadri Silsila. I 
was thus continuously in search of such a Sheikh and thus 
decided to journey to Baghdad Shareef where I thought I 
would meet the Sajjada Nasheen and take bai’at at his hands, 
but when I arrived there I had still not been able to fulfill my 
hearts wish. 

Whilst there, I had a dream of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam Jilani 
(radi Allahu anhu) and in my dream, he granted me the 
answer to my worries. He pointed to a personality in my dream 


and said, ‘Go and take bai’at at his hands for he is my 
Representative.’ Thus, on the 19” of Zulhijjah 1385 Hijri, I 
presented myself before Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu 
anhu) and took bai’at at his blessed hands.” 

Testimony of him being 

Those blessed persons who saw Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) and also had the blessed opportunity of 
seeing Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) in their 
dreams have testified that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) was the splitting image of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam 
(radi Allahu anhu). 

Haji Taqi of Ilahabaad journeyed for Hajj from Karachi at the 
age of sixty five. When he reached the Holy Lands, he thought 
of the blessed face of his Murshid Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) throughout his journey. Whilst making Hajj, 
he remembered the advice that his Murshid had always given 

After leaving Makkah Muazzamah and on arriving in Madinatul 
Munawwarah, he went to the Rauza-e-Mubaarak of the Holy 
Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) and made the following 
dua, “My eyes are eager to see that blessed face who 
instilled your love in my heart, granting strength to my 
Imaan. If I get to see his face, then I will request the 
rays of your blessings from him as well.” 

After making this dua, the rest of his duas were drowned as he 
wept at the Holy Court. As he finished his Asr Namaaz at 
Musjid-e-Nabwi and left, he saw Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 


(radi Allahu anhu) walking towards him outside the Holy 
Mosque. He rushed towards Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) and kissed his hand and then embraced him. 
Hazrat said, “This is not the time to go outside. Come; 
let’s go into the Holy Mosque.” 

When they entered the Mosque, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) asked him to face the direction of Qibla and 
close his eyes. The moment he did this, he sees that he is in 
Baghdad Shareef in front of the Mazaar of Huzoor Ghaus-e- 
Azam (radi Allahu anhu). Drowned in spiritual ecstasy, he was 
still looking at the Mazaar when he saw Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam 
(radi Allahu anhu) emerging from inside the Mazaar Shareef. 
Haji Taqi went forward and tried to kiss the feet of Huzoor 
Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) when Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam 
(radi Allahu anhu) held his hand and said, “O Beloved of 
Mustafa Raza, let me take you into the Holy Court of 
the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam).” 

Within a moment we were in a very exalted Court. There were 
rains of mercy descending from all sides and this place was 
very bright and beautiful. There were safs of Sahaba-e-Kiraam 
seated and between them was seated with great splendour and 
majesty, the Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 
Haji Saaheb made Ziyaarat of the Holy Face of the Prophet 
(Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) and then suddenly shouted out 
loudly in ecstasy ‘Ya Rasoolallah’ 

The moment he did this, his body trembled and he found that 
the beautiful sight was no more before him. He heard sounds 
of people speaking around him. When he looked some were 
saying, “Keep control of your condition” whilst someone 
else was saying, “Why are you all interfering in the condition of 
someone else.” Some person said, “To say those words is shirk” 


(Allah forbid) and Haji Taqi began to make the following dua, 
“Make the light of my eyes open” 

Haji Taqi then thought of his Sheikh-e-Kaamil and immediately 
opened his eyes, but he found that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) was not sitting next to him anymore. He 
immediately understood what had happened. The Prophet 
(Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) had blessed him and his wish 
had been granted. 

After this, Haji Taqi used to say with great conviction, “He who 
has not seen Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) should 
look at the face of the son of Aala Hazrat, Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). The both of them look so much 
alike, like a person is looking at himself in a mirror. 

Dekh Kar Shakl-e-Mufti-e-Azam 
Ghaus-e-Azam Ki Yaad Aayi he 

To become His Mureed is to give your 
hand in the Hand of Ghaus-e-Azam 
(radi Allahu anhu) 

It has been the manner of our Mashaikh that when they make 
a person mureed they always ask him to make tauba from lies 
and backbiting etc. and then in the end they say, “Say that 
you have given your hand in the Holy Hand of Peer-e- 
Dastgeer Bare Peer Saaheb Huzoor Ghaus-e-Paak (radi 
Allahu anhu)” 

In doing so, they give their mureeds in the care of Huzoor 
Ghaus-e-Paak (radi Allahu anhu) and it thus shows that by 


giving your hand in their blessed hands, you are giving your 
hand in the hand of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu). 

Mufti Aabid Hussain (The Author) mentions that once a very 
well reputable Aalim mentioned the following incident to him. 
A person came to Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) to 
become mureed like many others. Whilst making him mureed, 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) made him say 
all that which is usually said when taking Bai’at and then asked 
him to make tauba for lies etc. 

Hazrat then asked him to say that he had given his hand in the 
Holy Hand of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam Jilani (radi Allahu anhu), 
but he remained silent. Hazrat repeated this three times, and 
the entire three times, he remained silent. Then he said to 
Hazrat, “Huzoor! You just asked me to repent from lies but 
what you are telling me is a lie, because I am giving my hand 
in your hand and not in the hand of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam 
(radi Allahu anhu).” 

When he said this, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) went into a state of Jalaal, looked at him and said, Say, I 
have given my hand in the hand of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam 
(radi Allahu anhu).” 

Immediately this person said, “Definitely I have given my hand 
in the hands of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu).” 
This mureed of Hazrat was uneasy and trembling. After this 
incident those around him asked his reason for agreeing to say 
these words on the fourth time that Hazrat commanded him to 
do so. 

He answered by saying, “The fourth time when Hazrat said this 
to me with Jalaal, I saw Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu 


anhu) standing in front of me and he was in Jalaal and it 
seemed that if I had not said it the fourth time, then he would 
have destroyed me through his jalaal.” 

He was Aware of the 
Condition of Ones Heart 

Maulana Qari Fazl-e-Haq once mentioned that he was very 
skeptical about Peers and did not easily accept the Wilaayat of 
anyone. He had the same thoughts about Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu)\. He felt that so many people 
respected and honoured him because he was the son of Aala 
Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu). This thought changed when an 
incident occurred which opened his heart and mind. He says, 

“During the time when I was a student at Jamia 
Ashrafiyah Mubarakpur, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) had gone to Kichaucha Shareef for 
Haaziri and I too had gone there at that time. 
Thousands of people flocked to meet him and take his 
duas. After the crowd had started to clear, I managed to 
get into the room where Hazrat was to rest. When I got 
there I found a few students making khidmat for 
Hazrat, so I too joined them. After a little while I 
thought in my heart that because of the other students 
I too am stuck here making khidmat whereas I am 
feeling very sleepy. I thought that if I had received 
permission I would go and rest for a while. I was just 
thinking of this when Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) looked at me and said, “Molvi Saaheb! 
Enough now go and rest, you are feeling sleepy.” 


I was astounded by these words of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu). My eyes and heart immediately opened 
and I saw the excellence of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu). I continued to make khidmat and Hazrat 
mentioned the same thing again. 

From that day on, I have had a deep love for Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and I also became mureed of 

Another Example of 
His Blessed Foresight 

Hazrat Allama Mufti Qaazi Abdur Raheem Saaheb Qibla 
mentions the following incident: 

“During one of Hazrat’s trips to Nagpur, I had the opportunity 
of serving Hazrat on the journey. We used to be very busy 
traveling and going to gatherings during the journey and due 
to this I was not able to finish all my daily wazeefas on time and 
this made me very uncomfortable. I think we were going from 
Talya Gaun to Arwi by car for Jummah Namaaz on that day 
and I was seated next to Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu). 

Whilst sitting next to Hazrat I thought, “This was a very nice 
journey but all my wazeefas are being missed due to being so 
occupied’ Hazrat immediately directed his blessed sight 
towards me and said, ‘Pass the paan to me’ and I gave Hazrat 
the Paan. Hazrat then said, ‘Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) 
taught me just one Wazifa and he told me that if I do not get to 
read any other wazifa in a day, I should read that particular 
wazifa and this is exactly what I do.” 


I immediately realized that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) had already read what I was thinking in my heart 
and he was giving me the answer to my thoughts. From that 
day on I became even more dedicated and respectful. After 
this incident I was completely comfortable as I made it a habit 
to read the said wazifa daily.” 

Third Example of His 
Blessed Foresight 

Baqiyatus Salf Ja Nasheen Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Allama Mufti 
Mohammed Akhtar Raza Azhari Qibla says, 

“Towards the latter of Hazrats age, his kashf became very 
powerful. I had even on numerous journeys noticed Hazrat’s 
foresight. Let me tell you of an incident that happened with me 
personally. There was a collection taking place during the 
foundation laying ceremony of the Darul Uloom Amjdadia in 

I had left my money in my luggage and thought that if I had 
carried some money then I too would have partaken in this 
and contributed something. I had just thought of this in my 
heart that Hazrat took out two hundred rupees from his pocket 
and contributed it saying, “This is on behalf of Akhtar Mia’ | 
immediately knew that Hazrat had become aware of the 
condition of my heart through Kashf.” 

Hazrat Gives Information about 
A Person Who was Absent from the Urs 

This incident will help us better understand Hazrat’s foresight 
and powerful inner vision. It was during the Urs-e-Razvi once 

that a person had come from Behri to meet Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). Hazrat asked him if a certain 
person had not come. He replied by saying that this year the 
said person was in a some problem and sent his apologies as 
he would not be able to attend the Urs. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) lowered his 
head and then remained silent for a while. After a few minutes 
Hazrat said, “He has arrived at the Bareilly Bus Terminal” After 
a little while, people saw that he entered Hazrat’s house and 
kissed Hazrat’s blessed hands. (Narrated by Hazrat Sayyid 
Amin Mian Marehrwi) 

Sweetmeats from a 
Non-Muslims Shop 

It is the ruling of the Shariat that one is allowed to eat certain 
things (such as sweetmeats etc.) that are made at the shops of 
non Muslims (as long as there is no contamination), but Taqwa 
(piety) is that it should be avoided and one should not eat it. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) followed the 
ruling of Taqwa and never ate anything that was made at the 
shop of a non-Muslim. There were some instances where 
people would present something for him to eat and would not 
say where they had purchased him, but his deep spiritual sight 
would immediately recognize this. 

Dr Muhammad Aslam (Aligh) Phillibiti says, “Maulana 
Muhamamd Abbas Ashrafi the Khateeb of the Jaame Musjid in 
Phillibit says that once in 1968 Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) went to the Jaame Musjid in Kathema Nainital 
and he stayed at the room of Maulana Abbas. Maulana Abbas 


says, ‘Hazrat only drank the tea which we had made and did 
not eat the sweetmeats or the savories.’ 

He said, “These are not for me to eat’ Maulana Abbas says, 
‘We then realized that Hazrat had come to know through his 
foresight that the sweetmeats and savories were purchased 
from a non-Muslim confectionary.” 

An Amazing Incident which Showed 
His Firmness and Miraculous Sight 

This incident took place in 1976. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) was at the well known Khangah Yahya 
Maskan Qaazi Tola in Hyderabad. There were numerous 
Hydearabadi Ulama and Mashaikh also present in the 
gathering. The Sajjada of the Khangqah Maulana Sayyid 
Muhammad Qadri Marhoom was present. Everyone was 
seated in his room and they were having a very knowledgeable 

Whilst sitting in the Mehfil, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind’s (radi 
Allahu anhu) sight fell upon the wall in front of him and he 
started to read Astaghfirullah and la Howla wa Laa Quwwata 
illa Bil’laah and lowered his head. After few seconds he raised 
his head again and started to say Tauba, Tauba and then read 
Istighfaar and La Howla and once again lowered his head. 

Those present were amazed as they could not figure out why 
Hazrat was doing this. So many Ulama and Mashaikh were 
seated there and none could notice what it was that they were 
not seeing by Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
was seeing and making tauba and Istighfaar. 


Just then Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) said 
out aloud, “Who put that there? Remove it and throw it away.” 
When everyone looked closely they noticed that there was a 
frame kept high up with a couplet written on it. The couplet 

“The good will be forgiven and the 
Sinful will be looking at their faces, 

O Mercy of Allah, You should 
Not have done so” (Allah Forbid) 

Hazrat said, “It is impermissible to use such words when talking 
about the mercy of Allah. Thus, the host (whose house it is, 
namely Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Qadri) should make 
tauba. Those hyderabadi Ulama and Mashaikh who were there 
immediately acknowledged what Hazrat had mentioned and 
Sayyid Saaheb immediately made tauba and removed the said 
frame from the wall. 

After this, Hazrat said to all those present, ‘You all be witness 
that I am making tauba as well’ Those present were again 
surprised as to why Hazrat was making tauba when there was 
no mistake of his in the frame being there. 

Hazrat noticed the confusion and said, ‘We must still respect 
the writing and because the words Mercy of Allah was on the 
frame it is necessary to respect those words and when I saw it I 
said, remove it and throw it away and this was contrary to 
respect to say that. It is for this reason that I make all of you 
witness and I make tauba.’ He then read Laa ilaaha il’lal laahu 
Muhammadur Rasoolullah. 


His being Present in 
Many places at Once 

Almighty Allah blesses certain of his servants with this ability 
that they are able to manifest themselves in numerous places at 
one time. The incident about Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (radi 
Allahu anhu) is very famous, where he was at the home of 
seventy mureeds at the same time. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was the 
Representative of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) 
and thus he too was blessed with this ability from the Court of 
Almighty Allah. 

Shareh Bukhari Mufti Shariful Haq Amjadi (alaihir rahma) 
writes, “There was a person from Bareilly Shareef who had 
gone for Hajj and then returned after his journey. On his return 
he enquired from those present about when Hazrat had left for 
Hajj and whether Hazrat had come back from Hajj as yet or 

Those present mentioned to him that Hazrat did not go for Hajj 
this year and Hazrat actually never left Bareilly Shareef and he 
was here for Eid and performed the Eid ul Adha Namaaz at the 
Eid Gaah. All of us read Namaaz bhind him. All those present 
said that same thing. 

Haji Saaheb was very surprised. He said, “What are you people 
talking about. I saw Hazrat in Makkah, making Tawaaf. I saw 
him in Musjid-e-Haraam, in mina and in Arafaat. I even met 
with him there. I saw him reading Namaaz in Musjid-e-Nabwi, 
in Madinatul Munawwarah. All those who were presented 
were amazed to here this. All of them still insisted that Hazrat 


was in Bareilly Shareef and had not journeyed for Hajj that 
year. Haji Saaheb took a Qasm and said that he saw Hazrat 
reading Namaaz in the Haram, he met Hazrat, kissed his 
blessed hands and saw him in Madinah Shareef Shareef at the 
Rauza-e-Mubaarak. They all agreed to what he said but still 
insisted that Hazrat did not leave Bareilly Shareef during the 
days of Hajj. 

After all this, Haji Saaheb went to meet Hazrat, he noticed 
Hazrat looking at him with lots of love and compassion. Hazrat 
smiled at him and kissed his eyes and his feet which Hazrat did 
to someone when they came from Madinah Shareef. Haji 
Saaheb just sat there looking at Hazrat’s face. 

After a little while Hazrat began to ask about his journey to 
Haramain Sharifain and then with a very loving tone Hazrat 
said, ‘Haji Saaheb! Everything is not meant to be disclosed. 
Keep that in mind.’ Haji Saaheb was so impressed with this 
incident that he became mureed of Hazrat. 

Devotee Released from 

Once, Whilst Hazrat was in Jaipur, the Sajjada Nasheen of 
Maulana Zia’ud’deen Saaheb invited him to partake in a meal 
with him, which Hazrat gladly accepted. After the Sajjada 
Nasheen left, a very poor mureed of Hazrat by the name of 
Aashiq Ali arrived and asked Hazrat until when he would be in 

Hazrat mentioned that he was leaving for Ajmer the next day. 
Aashiq Ali became very happy and requested Hazrat to have 
dinner with him that evening. Hazrat immediately accepted his 
invitation and left very happily. 


The mureeds then mentioned to Hazrat that he had already 
accepted the invitation of the Sajjada Nasheen. Hazrat smiled 
at the mureeds and said, ‘Do you intend to increase my 
knowledge by informing me of this?’ After hearing Hazrat’s 
question all of them lowered their heads feeling embarrassed. 

The following day Hazrat was leaving and all the mureeds and 
well-wishers came to the station to see Hazrat off. Aashiq Ali 
was also at the railway station and seemed very excited. He 
was trying very hard to get to meet Hazrat and kiss his hand as 
the crowd was very huge, it made this difficult. 

When he finally managed to get close to Hazrat, he said in a 
very loud voice, ‘Huzoor! This morning after you left my house, 
my son returned.’ Hazrat smiled and said, ‘Allah is Greatest’ 
When Aashiq Ali kissed Hazrat’s hands; he began to tear out of 


After Hazrat had left, the other disciples went to Aashiq Ali and 
asked if Hazrat had come to visit him in the morning before 
coming to the Railway Station. Aashiq Ali remained silent for a 
few moments and then said, ‘Last night, Hazrat came to my 
humble home. I saw Hazrat alone and asked why my other 
brothers had not come. Hazrat said that they were invited 
somewhere else and where still busy there. 

On hearing this answer of Hazrat I said, ‘Huzoor, if you have 
come, then all have come’ After Esha, Hazrat had supper with 
us. Many of my relatives also arrived. Hazrat spoke to them all 
for a long time, gave them taweez, and made duas for some of 


After all my relatives had left, Hazrat asked, ‘Are you not going 
to request for any Taweez so that your long lost son may 
return?’ I said Alhumdulillah Huzoor I know that you are 
aware of the difficulties and pains of your disciples and I now 
have even more faith than before. Hazrat listened to what I 
had said and then remained silent. 

Hazrat spent the night in Ibaadat and then after Fajr Salaah 
Hazrat left without having any breakfast. When I saw this, I 
mention to Hazrat that I will arrange transport for him to go to 
the station, but before I could do so, Hazrat made salaam and 
left and at that moment I was in such a condition that I felt as if 
the ground had held me and I could not move anymore. I 
wanted to go with Hazrat but I just could not move. 

I only came back to my real senses when I noticed that my son 
who had gone missing fifteen years ago ran up to me and 
embraced me. I could not believe what I was seeing. The 
emptiness in my house began to smile. All my family members 
came out and we all embraced and cried out of joy. When we 
realized that our son had finally come back, I took him aside 
and asked what had happened and where he had disappeared 
for fifteen years. 

My son Waasif Ali waited a few moments and then said, 
‘People were going via Jaipur to Ajmer Shareef for the Urs of 
Khaja Ghareeb Nawaaz (radi Allahu anhu). I too felt like going 
with them and I got onto the train without a ticket. 

Neither did anyone ask me for a ticket on the train and nor did 
I have any difficulty in coming out of the railway station. The 
ticket collector could not control the huge crowds of people 
that were going to the Urs. 


On reaching Ajmer Shareef, I made Haaziri at the Dargah 
Shareef. When I saw the huge crowds at the Dargah I began to 
feel lonely and uneasy. I had no money with me and no place 
to stay. I looked around trying to see if I recognized anyone, 
but I could not see anyone that I knew. Tears began to run 
down my face. 

At this time, I was at the Akbari Musjid. Everyone in the Musjid 
was engrossed in his own affairs, but there was one elderly 
pious person who held me by my waist and said, ‘Young man, 
you should not have come here without the permission of your 
parents. You are troubled and so are they. Your Haaziri has 
already been accepted in the Urs, you should thus go home 

You have enough money in your pocket to get back home and 
remember, if you do not take heed to what I am saying then 
you will find yourself in a predicament.’ I was about to tell him 
that I had no money in my pocket, but he completed what he 
had to say and left. When I put my hands into my pocket, I was 
amazed to find that there were five, 10 rupee notes in my 
pocket. Whilst all this was happening, a middle aged faqeer 
met me. His name was Jamoot. 

He took me with him and roamed all over India for the last 
fifteen years. Last night I was in Calcutta with Jamoot in a 
room and the door was locked from inside. Suddenly a pious 
personality appeared inside the room and said to Jamoot, 
‘Wicked person! You have kept this man imprisoned and his 
parents are pining in his loss.’ 

Jamoot used his fraudulent way and said, ‘I love him dearly. If 
I release him and allow him to go back to his parents, then I 
will become sad and lonely and I will weep in his loss. I am not 


able to share my love and happiness with others.’ The pious 
personality heard what Jamoot said and then looked straight 
into his eyes. When the eyes of the Buzroogh met the eyes of 
Jamoot, Jamoot began to shriek in fear, shouting, ‘O my eyes, 
O my eyes’ 

The pious personality asked me to close my eyes for a moment 
and said that I should only open my eyes when he 
commanded me to do so. I obeyed his command and only 
opened my eyes when he asked me to. When I opened my 
eyes I found that I was in Ramnawas Baagh and I directly 
rushed home from there.” 

When the devotees of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) heard this incident from Aashiq Ali, all of them became 
excited and felt spiritually drowned in the thoughts of the Great 
Sheikh. They felt honoured to be the mureeds of such a 
Murshid, who was the Representative of Huzoor Ghaus-e- 
Azam Jilani (radi Allahu anhu). 

The Powerful Wazifa of 
Sultanul Azkiyah 

Sometimes, the very special and chosen servants of Allah 
engross themselves in the remembrance and Ibaadat of 
Almighty Allah to such an extent that the parts of their body 
began to split up individually making the zikr of the Name of 
Allah. We have also heard about this concerning Sartajul 
Awliyah Raees-e-Orissa Mujahid-e-Millat Hazrat Habeebur 
Rahmaan (radi Allahu anhu). 

Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
was blessed with reaching this exalted level of spiritualism. 


There was no doubt that he was amongst those who would go 
deep into the love of Allah and it would seem like they had 
died and come back to life again. 

Once, whilst in Bombay, Hazrat was residing at the home of 
one of his mureeds Haroon Bhai who lived in Khatri Mohalla. 
Hazrat made it very clear to Haroon Bhai that none should 
enter his room once he had retired for the evening. 

One evening after Maghrib, scores of well-wishers and disciples 
came to visit Hazrat. This continued until Esha and after Esha, 
Hazrat gave them advise and spoke to them. More than half 
the night had passed. Hazrat requested everyone to rest and 
then went into his room. 

After all the guests had left, Haroon Bhai realized that Hazrat 
had not eaten as yet. He went towards Hazrat’s room, but 
quickly walked away when he remembered Hazrats command 
about no one coming into his room after he had retired for the 
evening. On one hand Haroon Bhai did not want to transgress 
the command of Hazrat and on the other hand he could not 
bear that Hazrat should sleep without having a meal at his 
house. He thought about what to do for a long time. 

Finally, in the love of his Sheikh, he took a glass of warm milk 
and crossed the boundaries that had been already drawn and 
entered Hazrat’s room. When he went in, he was shocked to 
see that Hazrat’s body was in pieces. His head was separated 
from the rest of his body, his hands were separated. In a 
moment Haroon Bhai thought that someone had martyred 
Hazrat. Haroon Bhai screamed in shock and fell unconscious. 

When Haroon Bhai regained consciousness, he found that 
Hazrat was sitting at his head side and the others members of 


his family were sitting beside him. Haroon Bhai was in a state 
of shock and disbelief and was trembling in this condition. That 
which he had seen could not be understood and he could not 
wipe it out of his mind. 

Hazrat smiled at him and said, ‘One should never be 
disobedient when given a command. The carpet drank 
the milk which you had brought. Go and bring me some 
more milk.’ 

Hazrat had already known what was going through Haroon 
Bhais mind and thus gave him comfort with his spiritual 
blessings and holy sight, if not the vessels in the brain of 
Haroon Bhai would have exploded. 

Haroon Bhai brought Hazrat more milk and presented it to 
Hazrat. Hazrat took the glass of milk and said to the house folk, 
‘Haroon is now completely fine.’ After they had all left, Hazrat 
drank the milk and said to Haroon Bhai, 

“I am Qateel-e-Ishq (one who dies in love). I live every 
day and die every day. You have discovered one of my 
secrets but you should not say this to anyone who is not 
aware of it. Sultanul Azkiya is a wazifa that only the 
Awliyah Allah can bear. If the power of Sultanul Azkiyah 
has to be unleashed on a mountain, then even the 
mountain will turn to dust. We too get separated into 
pieces, but Almighty Allah’s Grace and Mercy Envelopes 


The Zikr from his heart 
Brings a Saadhu to Islam 

The heart of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
was always in the zikr of Almighty Allah. His heart was always 
making the zikr Laa ilaaha illal laah. There were those 
fortunate people who also had the opportunity of hearing this 
sound manifest from his blessed heart. 

Once, whilst Hazrat was journeying by train to Calcutta, there 
was a Saadhu in the same coach as Hazrat. The Saadhu would 
suddenly jump up and look around carefully as if he heard 
something. The Saadhu got up from his seat and walked to 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and said, ʻO 
Holy Man, What kind of sound is this which is causing my heart 
to yearn so much.’ 

Hazrat asked his Khaadim Babu Bhai to sit on the other seat 
and called the Saadhu close to him. Once he was seated next 
to Hazrat, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) said, 
to the Saadhu, ‘The Name of the One whom I worship has 
become part of my heart beat and since this name has come 
into my heart, my heart beats have become so loud and 
powerful that I hear it and those ears which are meant to hear 
it also hear it. 

The environment that we are in, is full of noises. This coach 
that we are seated in has numerous sounds. There are the 
sounds of those who are talking very loud, the wheels of the 
train are screeching, the engine is whistling its own tunel, the 
railways lines are making sharp sounds, the wind is blowing 


All around us there are numerous different sounds. You are 
listening to all these sounds and yet your heart is not being 
affected by any of the sounds, but yet you are able to hear the 
beating of my heart which even those close to me are not able 
to hear and this sound of my heart beating is causing you a 
yearning which is pulling you towards me.” 

“The main reason for this is that the thing that is causing you to 
be in this condition is not just a sound or noise, but it is the 
Name that is being chanted which is giving off that special 
sound. It is that Name which is causing you to be in such a 
condition. Just as a thirsty person sees water and rushes 
towards it, your thirsty soul from birth has drawn you towards 

Up to now you have thought of your soul as being of no use 
and you tried to quench its thirst with poison (doing wrong and 
following the wrong path) and you know well that poison can 
never quench ones thirst. If you would have fed that poison to 
your mischievous desires, then it would have died but you fed 
it to your soul and the soul does not die but it becomes 
overwhelmed with grief. If you wish to quench the thirst of you 
soul, you should chant the name that is in the beats of my 

The Saadhu lowered his neck and placed his ears close to 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind’s (radi Allahu anhu) heart. Within a 
little while he said, ‘Laa ilaaha il’lal laah’ and then slowly and 
continuously he began to make the zikr La ilaaha I’lal Laah, 
Laa ilaaha illal laah. When Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) found that his heart was prepared to accept the 
oneness of Allah, Hazrat made him read the Kalimah Tayyibah 
and brought him into the Deen of Islam. 


Saadhu Bhagwandas had now accepted Islam at the Blessed 
hands of Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu). Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
then placed his one special sight upon his heart and made him 
a Wali Allah. 

After he had come into Islam Hazrat gave him the name 
Abdullah and said, ‘I know where you are going to and 
Alhumdulillah I also know very well that you now wish to 
remain with me forever, but you must go there where you 
intended to go when you left your abode. Complete whatever 
you need to do and return to Nainital. I will keep complete 
control of your Deeni and spiritual training.’ 

Abdullah traveled with Hazrat up to Calcutta and then after 
this, he only met spiritually with Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu). 

After five years of training, Abdullah (rahmatullahi alaih) went 
for Hajj and he remained there in the love of the Beloved 
Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) for four years and passed 
away there. 

A Terminally ill Woman 
is cured in just one Week 

There was a mureed of Hazrat in Raanchi by the name of 
Maulana Mohammed Saleh, whose wife was very will for more 
than three years. He took her to all the best Doctors and 
Hakeems and all said that she was terminally ill and there was 
no cure for her. 


When all the Doctors had lost hope, Maulana Mohammed 
Saleh was very disappointed and saddened and could not 
carry the burden of this sadness. One night he could not sleep 
thinking about the condition of his wife. Three quarters of the 
night passed pacing and thinking about what to do. 

After staying awake for almost all of that night Maulana 
Mohammed Saleh finally managed to fall asleep. In his dream 
that night, he made Ziyaarat of his Murshid, Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). Hazrat said to him in the 

“Maulvi Saleh! You have forgotten about me, but I can 
never leave you alone. Our relationship is one that keeps 
us connected even in the hereafter. If the Doctors have 
said that your wife is terminally ill, then this does not 
mean that she will not be cured. Allah is Almighty and 
has the Power to do anything. Now, do not take your wife 
for any treatment. After one week, when she is 
completely well, then you should take her to the Doctors 
and Tabeebs who had diagnosed her to be terminally ill.” 

Maulvi Muhammad Saleh woke from his sleep and 
immediately did as he had been commanded by his Sheikh-e- 
Kaamil. Just as Hazrat had mentioned, the wife of Maulana 
Muhammad Saleh was cured after one week and no one could 
say that she had been so severely ill for three years. 

When Maulvi Muhammad Saleh took his wife to the Doctors, 
they were amazed to see that she was completely well. They 
asked about this condition and cure that she had attained and 
Maulana Muhammad Saleh mentioned the dream and the glad 
tidings of his Peer-o-Murshid. 


A Boy suffering from paralyses 
is cured through his Blessing 

One day in 1977 Hazrat was in the Raza Musjid in Bareilly 
Shareef spreading his rays of knowledge and guidance to those 
around him. As he emerged, a woman came to Hazrat with 
her young son who was completely paralysed. He could not 
walk, talk or move his hands and his mental capacity was also 

The lady began to weep and requested Hazrat to make dua for 
her child. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
looked at the young boy for a moment and then commanded 
him to stand up. The boy who was paralysed could obviously 
not move an inch. Hazrat again and again commanded him to 
stand up but the young man could not even make attempt to 
do so, due to his condition. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) then went into a 
state of Jalaal and slapped the young man on his body with his 
hand. All those who were witnessing this incident were 
amazed to see that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) had slapped the young man. Everyone was still trying to 
digest what Hazrat had done when suddenly within moments 
of Hazrat doing this, the young man leapt from his chair and 
hugged his mother calling out, “Mother” “Mother”. 

This Karaamat of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) showed that where the Doctors and others fail, there, 
just the hand of Allah’s Wali falling upon the body of a 
paralysed person caused him to attain Shifa. 


Lost Sight Regained 
Through His Dua 

All kinds of people from all walks of life came to Huzoor Mufti- 
e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) to take his duas and his 
blessings. Once, some people from a remote village came to 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

A man brought with him his daughter whose eye had become 
so swollen that it was almost hanging out of the socket. She 
had also lost sight in that eye and it was said that the eye could 
not be treated. The father was a poor man and requested 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) too make dua 
for his daughter. He said, “Hazrat, please make dua for her eye 
to stop swelling and for her to look normal again. Who will 
accept her if her eye is like this?” 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) looked at her 
eye and then read something under his breath which no one 
heard. He then blew on the girl’s eye. Within moments the 
swelling became less and whilst standing there, the eye was 
back in the socket looking absolutely normal. 

The father was pleased that his daughter’s eye was not looking 
so terrible anymore and did not mind that she could still not 
see with that eye. As the eye became more normal Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) said, “Take her home, 
soon she will be able to see with that eye” 

Just as Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) had 

mentioned, within a few days, the young girl regained her sight 
and was well again. 


His Blessings Brings back Physical Sight 
and Gives Spiritual Sight 

The dua of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) not 
only brightened the eyes of those who had lost their sights, but 
also brightened the hearts of many, giving them acceptance 
and honour amongst the people. The incident relating to 
Shaa’ir-e-Islam Qaari Israeel Athr Faizi is very well known in 

Qaari Saaheb was blind from the time he was a child and 
could not see at all, but when he became mureed of Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu), he began to see 
immediately. He used to walk, travel, read and write without 
the help of anyone after this. 

He personally says that after he became mureed of Hazrat, not 
only did Hazrat bless him with brightness in his sight but also 
blessed him brightness in his heart. He proclaims that Hazrat 
blessed him so much that he received great acceptance 
amongst the people. 

This is a true fact. When Qaari Israeel became very old, his 
voice still had the same intrigue and even in his old age as a 
poet his Naats that he wrote and read were accepted by all 
those who listened. It would draw huge crowds of people 
towards him. 

He presented himself on numerous occasions as a guest at 
Faizul Uloom in Jamshedpur and always got the opportunity to 
recite his Naats on stage during the huge gathering. Even 
though there were many other poets on stage and he had 
become old, people would still shout out his name and request 
for him to take the microphone and recite his kalaams. There 


was no doubt that this was the karam of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu). The dua of his Peero Murshid brought 
him from darkness into light. 

Hazrat Sayyid Muhammad Qateel Danapuri said something 
very interesting about Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu). He says: 

“Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was not 
just an Aalim and a Mufti, but another duty was 
bestowed upon him. In other words, he was given the 
power of cleansing the hearts of people and filling it 
with light and this was seen on many occasions 
especially during the latter years of Hazrat’s physical 
life on earth. With firmness and steadfastness in the 
Shariat, Almighty Allah also blessed him with a great 
status in Tariqat. This was very clear when one saw 
him and it is for this which he was put here.” 

An Accident, his Foresight and 
Acceptance of his Dua 

After the wisaal of Sayyidul Ulama Hazrat Sayyid Aal-e-Mustafa 
Marehrwi (radi Allahu anhu) the people of Bombay organized 
the Forty Days Fateha. During this time Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was in Ajmer Shareef. 

After much convincing Hazrat’s mureeds brought him to 
Bombay by flight. Whilst Hazrat was in Ajmer Shareef, Hazrat 
Allama Mushtaq Ahmed Nizami (alaihir rahma) and Hazrat 
Allama Mufti Rajab Ali (alaihir rahma) were also there with 
Hazrat. Both these personalities said that they would travel by 
car with a few others to Bombay. 


This was agreed and Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) and Maulana Mansoor Ali came to Bombay by plane 
and Allama Nizami, Mufti Rajab Ali and a few others were to 
leave after a day or two by car. Maulana Mansoor Ali Khan 

“After arriving in Bombay, a few days had already passed and 
Allama Nizami and Mufti Rajab Ali had not as yet arrived. 
Whenever I went to meet Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu), he would ask if Allama Nizami had arrived and if 
there was any news about their expected arrival and I would 
answer in the negative. 

Then, one day I was with Hazrat and there were many others 
sitting with Hazrat as well and Hazrat was writing Taweez for 
those who had requested them. Suddenly, Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) stopped what he was doing and 
said, “Let us all make dua together that Almighty Allah lets 
Maulana Nizami Saaheb and his companions to reach Bombay 
safely” Hazrat then raised his hands for dua and for a very 
lengthy period of time he made some special dua. After 
making dua, he said, “Allah Willing all of them will arrive 
safely in Bombay soon.” 

All those present in the gathering were very confused as Hazrat 
was writing Taweez and then suddenly stopped and raised his 
hands to make dua for Allama Nizami and for his companions, 
but none of us had the courage to ask why Hazrat had done 
this. On the third day Allama Nizami and those with him 
reached Bombay safely and I asked them to meet Hazrat 
immediately as he was very concerned about their wellbeing. 


Allama Nizami and the others presented themselves before 
Hazrat and he was very pleased to see them. He asked the 
reason for their delay and Allama Nizami mentioned that 
whilst coming to Bombay, they drove through a mountain pass 
and the wheel of the car had come loose. 

The car went out of control and was about to plunge into a 
deep canyon when from nowhere a tree appeared in front of 
us. The car hit into the tree and at the same time it seemed like 
someone had held the car from behind. 

After hearing what had happened Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) remained silent for a few moments and then 
took out eleven rupees from his pocket and said that we 
should buy something to make the Fateha of Huzoor Ghaus-e- 
Azam (radi Allahu anhu) as he had taken a mannat (vow) for 
the well being of Allama Nizami and those with him. Brother 
Abdul Khaliq, at whose house Hazrat was living during this trip 
took permission to add a few rupees more to the amount so 
that he may partake in the Niaz. 

After the Fateha, we asked Allama Nizami Saaheb if he knew 
the exact day and time when this incident happened. He gave 
us the time and day when this incident had taken place. We 
were all astounded when we found it was the exact day and 
time when Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) had 
stopped writing Taweez and raised his hands to make dua for 
Allama Nizami and his travel companions.” 

Subhaan Allah! This is the karam of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) that he is in Bombay and is assisting 
his disciples who are hundreds of miles away. From this 
incident the ilm-e-ghaib of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 


Allahu anhu) is evident and so is the power of the acceptance 
of his Dua. 

Throat illness healed 
Through his Duas 

Maulana Mujib Ashraf was well known for his lectures. He was 
always having problems with his tonsils and it had become so 
bad that whenever he went to a lecture, he would find he was 
losing his voice and the pain would become unbearable. 

Once whilst traveling with Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu). Hazrat placed his hand on his throat and made 
dua for him. Even since, he never lost his voice and had no 
problems with his throat. He was so confident of the dua of 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) that after he 
delivered his lectures he would drink a ice cold glass of water 
and in would not effect his voice or his throat in any way. 

Assisting People even 
After his Demise 

Two days after the Urs-e-Chehlum (Forty Days) of Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu), twelve labourers were 
doing construction on a house in Mohalla Saudagran when a 
huge wall of the house collapsed, causing four of the labourers 
to be trapped under the rubble. People were shouting and 
screaming and everyone was panic stricken. 

Just as everyone was shouting and screaming, one of the 
labourers saw that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) was standing near the collapsed wall with his stick in his 


hand and was directing him to where the labourers were 
trapped. He said that they should dig that particular area 
quickly as there were four labourers trapped under the rubble. 

The eight labourers who were saved from being crushed by 
the falling wall began to dig the said area immediately. After 
their efforts the four labourers were removed safely. After all 
this had happened the labourers realized that Hazrat had 
already passed away. When they looked around and tried to 
search for him, they found that he was no where to be seen. 
All those present there were amazed at what had happened 
and this made a huge impact on the minds of the non-Muslims 
in Bareilly Shareef. 

The hindus of Bareilly are often heard saying, ‘The heads of the 
people of Bareilly are high in the world because of Hazrat. He 
was our Bare Molvi Saaheb and we were his supporters.” 


Maulana Basheerul Qadri Saaheb was the mureed of Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and he mentioned that 
whenever he had any difficulty or was faced with any hardship, 
he would make Tassawur-e-Sheikh (visualize his Murshid) and 
he would find that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) would bless him and his difficulties were alleviated. 

He mentioned that once his wife had taken very ill and had 
become so weak due to her lengthy illness, that she could 
barely walk or do anything. He says one night after making 
Tassawur-e-Sheikh, he saw Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) in his home and Hazrat said, “Basheer! Why 
are you so worried? Your wife will be fine soon. There 
is no need to panic.” 


He commanded him to do a certain thing and said that she will 
be fine. Maulana Basheerul Qadri did as Hazrat had 
commanded him and his wife had a very speedy recovery. 

Assistance through Taweez 

Many people came daily to Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) for Taweez. Those who took Taweez from Hazrat 
with sincerity found that the reason for which they asked a 
taweez was fulfilled through his blessings. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) wrote taweez 
for the ill, weak, helpless and needy. Those who took taweez 
from him found jobs that they needed, got Barkat in their 
homes and found that their Imaan had become so strong that 
none could shake them. 

Ja Nasheen Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind Hazrat Allama Mufti 
Mohammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qadri Azhari Qibla say, 

“There are numerous blessings and benefits in the 
Taweez’s of Hazrat. Once, my child was very ill with 
fever, so my family members were very concerned. I took 
a taweez from Hazrat and soon the fever 
dropped very quickly.” 

Amin-e-Millat Hazrat Sayyid Amin Mia Saaheb Marehrwi says, 

“In 1973 I was caught up in such an illness that even the 
best Doctors could not treat me for it. My father (Hazrat 
Ahsanul Ulama alaihir rahma) said that I should get a 
naqsh from Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu). I did this and Alhumdulillah I attained complete 
shifa (cure) from this illness.” 


Dormant Business 
begins to Prosper 

In Indoor there were some people who had a shop which did 
very well before the separation of India. After the separation of 
India the shop was closed due to the volatile situation and all 
the goods in the store was getting damaged. The owner of the 
shop was concerned and decided to sell the business. He had 
already started to meet potential parties that were interested in 
purchasing the store. 

It was during this time that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) had arrived in Indoor. He came to meet Hazrat 
and Hazrat asked how he was doing, so he mentioned the 
situation he was in. Hazrat listened to his problem and then 
remained silent for a few moments. 

Hazrat then said, “Do not sell that shop under any 
circumstances. Tomorrow I will come to your shop.” As per his 
word, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) went to 
his shop. He read Namaaz there, read some wazifas and then 
read something on water and sprinkled it in the shop and then 
he wrote a combination of a few taweez in a beautiful format 
and asked the owner to put it up in the shop. 

The Barkat of this was that within a few days, the shop began 

to prosper like it did before it was closed. (Ref: Shareh Bukhari 
Mufti Shariful Haq) 


Saved from Execution 
And Given a New Trial 

A lady came to Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
holding the hands of her little children. She had come from 
Ahmedabad and wanted Hazrat to make dua for her husband. 
She said, “Huzoor! My husband is innocent in a certain matter 
but the courts have ordered for him to be hanged.” 

On hearing the painful and sad request of the woman, even 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind’s (radi Allahu anhu) eyes were 
filled with tears. He gave her some Taweez and said, “Go! He 
will not hang” 

The lady immediately left and went to the prison where her 
husband was being held. She handed Hazrat’s taweez to him 
and asked him to wear it around his neck. She then said to 
him, “A very great Aalim and Buzroogh from Bareilly Shareef 
said to me, ‘Go! He will not hang’” 

As the time of the execution drew closer, the warden arrived 
and took the man into the execution chamber. The officials 
and the judge were also present for the hanging. The noose 
was placed around his neck and a button was pushed which 
automatically opened the trapdoor under the prisoner. 
However, during this execution, the button was pushed but the 
trapdoor refused to open. 

The judge who was present said that the time which was set for 
execution had expired and thus ordered a temporary stay of 
execution and ordered the case to be brought before him once 
more (so that another date may be set). The prisoner was 
taken back to Court on the appointed day and pleaded not 
guilty again and pleaded his case very sincerely. 


As the judge was listening to the case, he noticed a blessed 
face in front of him. It was the face of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu). The judge immediately reversed his 
initial decision and released the man after giving the verdict of 

His Karaamat guides 
Those who were misled 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) brought 
thousands of Muslims towards Islam, which are evident in 
numerous books written on his life and services. With the 
exception of bringing thousands of Muslims towards Islam, 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) also brought 
thousands of misled Wahabis etc. towards the true Sunni path, 
after they repented for their false beliefs. 

In which ever direction he went, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) spread the rays of knowledge and the 
Fountains of Imaan. Where ever he kept his holy feet, there 
the condition of the hearts of the people changed. He made it 
clear and got people to understand the facts about the 
knowledge of the unseen and the power and excellence of the 
Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 

People humbled themselves before him when they saw his 
miraculous actions changing the lives of many. His miraculous 
personality made people realize that if this was the condition 
and excellence of a servant of Rasoolullah (Sall Allaho Alaihi 
Wa Sallam), what can be said about the excellence that has 
been bestowed by Allah Almighty upon His most Exalted and 
Most Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam). 


Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) once went to 
Dehli to partake in the Urs of Mahboob-e-Ilaahi Hazrat 
Nizaamud’deen Awliyah (radi Allahu anhu). Whilst there, he 
stayed a Kucha-e-Cheelan. 

There, a misled budmazhab person met Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and began to debate and argue on the 
issue of knowledge of the unseen. Janaab Ashfaq Ahmed who 
was Hazrat’s host there, mentioned to Hazrat that this was a 
very arrogant person and there was no need to explain 
anything to him as he was steadfast in his corrupt beliefs. 

Hazrat said, “He is now at your home, thus, do not say 
anything harsh to him. Molvi Saaheb has not ever listened to 
anyone’s word and this is why it has made no difference to 
him. He is a person who only wants everyone to hear what he 
has to say and listens to no one else. Today, I will listen to what 
he has to say very attentively. All those of you who are present 
should also listen very carefully.” 

Molvi Saeedudeen Ambalwi spoke and said whatever he 
wanted for almost one and a half hours and tried to explain to 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) that the Prophet 
(Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) did not possess knowledge of 
the unseen (ilm-e-ghaib). When he was tired of saying 
whatever he wanted and then kept quiet, Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) said, “If you have forgotten 
to give evidence for any of your views, then think about 
it and present that as well.” 

The Molvi Saab got into a mood and then again spoke for 
another half an hour and then said, “Fine, it has now been 
clearly proven that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi 
Wa Sallam) does not possess knowledge of the unseen.” 


Hazrat said to him, “You must immediately repent (make 
tauba) from your false belief. Almighty Allah has 
blessed the Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) with 
the knowledge of the Unseen. You said whatever you 
had to say in support of your false belief. Now, it if is 
not too much of a problem I would like you to listen to 
what I have to say.” 

The Molvi Saab was very upset and said, “No need for you to 
say anything. I have already heard many times you people’s 
proofs and I know exactly what you going to say and I have the 
answers to them also.” 

Hazrat then spoke to him in a very tolerant tone and said, 

1. Molvi Saaheb! What is the duty of a son towards his 
widowed mother?” 

He answered, “I will not respond to questions that have 
nothing to do with the topic.” 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) then addressed 
him in jalaal and said, “I only want to ask you a few questions 
and if you are not interested then you need not even answer 
them. I have been listening to you for more than two hours 
and now all I want is for you to hear my questions.” 

Hazrat then asked: 

2. Is it permissible to take a loan from someone and then hide 
from them? 

3. Is it allowed to become tired of ones crippled son and then 
leave him on the street to beg? 


4. Is it allowed to take money for Hajj-e-badal from someone 
and not TO .cesiadidecsetei ide 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) had not as yet 
completed the last question when the Molvi Saaheb came 
forward and fell at Hazrat’s feet. He said, 

“Hazrat! It is enough. The problem has been solved. 
Today I have understood this fact that the Holy Prophet 
(Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) definitely had ilm-e- 
ghaib and the Prophet definitely should have ilm-e- 
ghaib, if not the hypocrites would have destroyed the 
foundation of the Muslims. If Almighty Allah can 
inform you of such things about me that no one else 
here knows, then what can be said about that which is 
inspired upon the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihi Wa 
Sallam) from the Court of Almighty Allah?” 

Molvi Saaheb immediately made tauba sincerely and became 
mureed of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

Another incident relating to 
Knowledge of the Unseen 

Once, a few people traveled from Rampur to Bareilly Shareef, 
to take bai’at at the hands of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu). With them, there was a person whose Aqida was 
not proper. He was going to Bareilly Shareef with the intention 
of asking Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) such 
questions that he will not be able to answer, thus making 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) upset. 


When they reached the Bareilly station and disembarked from 
the train, he was surprised to see that his ticket was missing. 
He stood on the platform very worried as the ticket officer was 
checking tickets at the exit making sure that no one had come 
without a ticket. He explained to those with him about what 
had happened. They asked him to let them carry his luggage 
out and said that they would purchase a platform ticket for him 
so that he can leave the platform without getting into any 

Ashraf Khan agreed with his companions’ decision and waited 
on the platform for their return with a platform ticket. His 
travel companions left the station and Ashraf Khan just casually 
strolled on the platform when a person came up to him and 
asked if he did not have a ticket. The person asked him to 
follow him so that he can take him out of the station without 
being caught for not being in the possession of a ticket. Ashraf 
Khan was wondering whether he should take the help of a 
stranger or not. 

Whilst he was still trying to make a decision, the stranger 
grabbed his hand firmly and walked him out of the station right 
past the ticket officer who was checking every ticket at the 
gate. As they came out of the station Ashraf Khan saw his 
friends and was just about to walk towards them when he saw 
that the stranger had already gone into the crowd of people 
and could not be seen anymore. 

The sincere well-wishers took Ashraf Khan with them to 
Mohalla Saudagaran to meet with Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu). When they presented themselves before 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) he was busy 
writing taweez for some people. After completing what he was 
doing, he raised his head to address the people who were 


seated around him. He then asked if anyone else wanted any 
Taweez. When there was no response, he turned his attention 
towards Rahmat Khan and asked, “How is everyone in 
Rampur?” He answered, “All are well Huzoor. I have brought 
four friends with me who would like to take Bai’at. If Huzoor 
permits, then I would like to present them before you.” After 
attaining his permission five people sat respectfully in front of 
him. Hazrat said, “You said that four needed to become 
mureed, but here there are five.” Rahmat Khan then 
mentioned to Hazrat that Ashraf Khan is a philosophical person 
and did not come to take bai’at. There is something that he 
wanted to ask Huzoor. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) looked at Ashraf 
Khan and said, “You may speak. What did you wish to talk to 
me about?” He replied, “I had initially come with the intention 
having a discourse with you but now all I want is to become 
your mureed.” 

Hazrat said, “Forget what happened at the station. You came 
here to have a discourse with me and no matter what your 
intentions were, my ethics do not allow me to see any of my 
guests in a difficult situation and then I do not prefer for them 
to be helped by some one other than me. You must definitely 
discuss with me that which you were intending to discuss.” 

Ashraf Khan replies, “Huzoor, Now that I have found you, no 
question of mine has been left unanswered, so that I may be 
protected from the punishment of free thinking.” Hazrat 
accepted all of them in the Silsila and said, “You may now all 
return home. You have been connected to the Daaman-e- 
karam of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) and you 
will be guided in every step that you take.” 


Mufakir-e-Islam Allama Qamruz Zama Azmi says: 

“My paternal uncle who used to live in Azamgarh was the 
mureed of a wahabi, whose propaganda was very famous in 
India. He was the only one in our family with this corrupt 
Aqida. We used to look at him at times and say, he has now 
become so old. If he dies tomorrow then we will not even be 
able to read his Janaazah Namaaz. This was a worry that many 
of us had. He was a very hot tempered person and then he was 
a Pathan. No matter how much we explained, he never took 

Once he had become very ill, so he got up one morning and 
called for all of us and then said, ‘Molvi Qamruz Zama Azmi! 
Last night I had a dream of your Peer-o-Murshid. I saw that he 
came and was asking me to make tauba and he was saying, 
Now there is still time, Now there is still time. Allah is The Most 
Forgiving.’ I am now thinking, am I really on the wrong path? I 
told him, If this is what your heart is telling you, then you must 
definitely make tauba, if not we will be deprived of even being 
in your Janaazah. He began to say, ‘Take me where ever that 
Buzroogh is. If I see that it is the same person whom I saw in 
my dream, and then I will repent.’” 

Maulana Qamruz Zama says, “I phoned Bareilly Shareef to find 
out where Hazrat was and I was told that Hazrat had gone to 
Azamgarh for some reason. I was concerned and did not know 
how to get to Hazrat, when someone informed me that Hazrat 
had come just next door to our locality.” 

Maulana Qamruz Zama rushed over to the said place and 
managed to bring Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) with him. Maulana Qamruz Zama says, ‘The moment my 
uncle saw Hazrat he said, “What can I say? This is the same 


bright face that I saw in my dream” He immediately made 
tauba from his false Aqida and became mureed of Hazrat and 
then passed away two days later. 

Jins and Rijaalul Ghaib 
take Bai’at at his hands 

With the exception of Wilaayat and piety, Almighty Allah 
blessed Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) with 
great acceptance. In whichever direction he went, thousands 
of people came towards him, and they felt that it was a means 
of great blessing and a means of salvation for them if they 
became mureed of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) and there was no doubt in that which they felt. 

Just amongst the humans, he had more than 10 million 
mureeds from all over the world. In Bombay and other areas 
between 20 and 25 thousand people used to become Mureed 
in one gathering. Another Karaamat of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was that not only did humans become 
his mureed but many jins and Rijaalul Ghaib were his mureeds. 
It has been mentioned that Hazrat made many of them 
mureed and also gave them Taweez. 

Shahzada-e-Sadrush Shariah Hazrat Maulana Baha’ul 
Mustafa Qibla says, 

“Here it was the habit of Hazrat that he would stop 
meeting people after eleven in the night and he would 
retire to his room alone. There would always be a few 
people quietly waiting at the door (just in case Hazrat 
needed something). From inside we could here him 
saying, ‘Go, I have made you mureed’, ‘Go, your work has 
been done’ We used to hear him reading all those duas 

and wazaaif that are read when making someone 

Jins even take Bai’at at the hands of his 
True Successor Taajush Shariah Allama 
Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan 
Qadri Azhari 

Mufti Abid Hussain writes, “Maulana Khalid Misbahi the 
principal of Madrasa Isha’atul Islam (Jharya) is a capable and 
reputable Aalim-e-Deen. He also has much proficiency in the 
filed of Taweez writing and he sometimes even makes Haaziri 
of Jins. He said that Allama Akhtar Raza Azhari also has 
numerous jins who are his mureeds. 

I asked how he knew of this. He mentioned to me that once I 
asked two jins about this and I also asked if they had an idea of 
how many jins were mureed of Hazrat Akhtar Raza Khan and 
they said about one hundred and fifty thousand jins are 
amongst his mureeds and some of them even live in his 

Maulana then says, I asked them, ‘This means that there were 
also many jins who were mureed of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) and they said undoubtedly there are a huge 
number of jins that are his mureeds.” 

An Amazing incident 
Regarding a Jin 

Shareh Bukhari Mufti Shariful Haq Amjadi (alaihir rahma) was 
sitting in a gathering late one night with Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 


Hind (radi Allahu anhu) having some of his verdicts checked 
by Hazrat. Mufti Shariful Haq himself narrates an amazing 
incident which occurred that night. He says: 

“One incident of that Mehfil is this: It was a cold night and we 
had arranged a fire to be burning near Hazrat, which began to 
burn off after a short while. Even the fire in the Huqqa was 
going off. 

Hazrat all of a sudden said, ‘If there was more coal, then the 
fireplace would keep burning and the tobacco in the Huqqa 
would burn properly and that too would have been useful.’ I 
said, ‘I will call the khadima from inside the house and ask 
them to send some coal.’ He said, ‘She is tired from working 
the entire day. The poor lady should be asleep. Let it be.’ 

There used to be a Shah Saab from Muzafarpur who used to 
come to Bareilly Shareef and stay over for two or three 
months, and we never realized what his actual reason for 
staying was. Once or twice I even asked his reason for staying 
so long and he calmly replied that he had come specifically to 
be near Hazrat. For as long as Hazrat would be outside, he 
would be present by Hazrat. 

Whilst talking to Hazrat, I noticed Shah Saab enter from the 
main door and he had brought something in his shawl. At that 
moment I did not think that the door was bolted from the 
inside, so it was not possible for him to come into the house. 
He walked to us and then said, ‘Huzoor! Here is some coal’, 
and he poured it into the fireplace and he put some into the 
chelum of the Huqqa. 

Shah Saab sat down after putting in the coals. I went into my 
room to look for a hand fan but could not find it and I came 


back to Hazrat. It must have taken me two to two and a half 
minutes to go and come back. When I came in I saw that both 
the coal in fire place and the coals in the Huqqa were burning 
very well. 

I was surprised by this, but I kept busy in my work. After 
twelve, Hazrat went to bed, so we went into our respective 
rooms. Shah Saab was very punctual in his Namaaz and 
always read his Namaaz with Jama’at, but the following 
morning I did not see him for Jama’at of Fajr Salaah. During 
breakfast we looked for him but he was not there and at the 
time of lunch again he was nowhere to be seen. I asked and 
was told that he had not come to eat. 

I now began to wonder what was happening. That night when 
I sat with Hazrat to read the fatwas to him, I mentioned to 
Hazrat that Shah Saab brought coal last night but today there 
is no sign of him. Hazrat said, “He must have gone away. 
You keep busy with your work.” 

I believe that this was a jin in the form of that Shah Saab. This, 
everyone knows, that there are numerous jins who are 
Hazrat’s mureeds. 

Distribution of Tabarukaat to 
His Mureeds after His Wisaal 

Whilst delivering a lecture at a gathering, Dr Maulana Hassan 
Raza KhanSaaheb (Phd) narrated the following incident: 

“The Elders of the Saadaat-e-Kiraam live in Marehrah Shareef. 
This is that Darbaar where Aala Hazrat Ash Shah Imam 
Ahmed Raza (radi Allahu anhu) became mureed. The Deputy 
Sajjada Nasheen there is Hazrat Sayyid Najib Ashraf Qibla. He 


narrated to me the following incident, ‘In our family of 
Marehrah Shareef we have numerous great and blessed 

My father Hazrat Ahsanul Ulama Maulana Sayyid Haidar 
Hassan Qibla was himself a great Buzroogh of his time. With all 
this, my beloved father made both myself and my brother 
Amin Mia mureed of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) and not of himself. 

After we became mureed and receive our Shajrah Shareef, my 
father gave it to his sister and said, ‘Keep it safely for them and 
only give it to them when they really understand the value of it 
as they are still very young and the original signature of Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) is in the Shajrah which 
after being kept in their graves with them, will be the assurance 
for their salvation.” 

Hazrat Najib Mia then further said, “I had already become 
mureed but Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) did 
not give me a hat and Chaadar and had then passed from this 
world. One day after his Wisaal, I went to his Mazaar-e-Anwar, 
made Fateha and then said, ‘I became mureed but you did not 
as yet give me a topi and a chaadar’ and then | said, ‘I can’t 
wait now as I have to go, but I should get the topi and the 
chaadar’ I said this and left. 

The next day Hazrat’s Knaadim came to Marehrah Shareef and 
brought a topi and chaadar to my father. My father asked what 
it was and the Khaadim said, ‘Peerani Amma (Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind’s radi Allahu anhu respected wife) has sent this topi 
and chaadar for Najib Mia.’ Abba took both these blessed 
belongings and placed it on his head and went into a state of 
spiritual ecstasy. He then said, ‘Najib mia! Take this and keep it 


safe. Now that you asked for it, it will go with you in your 

Subhaan Allah! Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) acknowledged the request of his disciple and more so 
the request of a child from the family of his Murshid and had 
spiritually informed Peerani Amma to have these Tabarukaat 
sent to Marehrah Shareef. 

An Aalim Makes Hajj 
Through his Blessed Dua 

Soofi Maulana Abdur Rahman Saaheb says, 

“I was in Bareilly Shareef with Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and a few other people. There 
was a person seated in the gathering by the name of 
Israeel, who just joked and mentioned to Hazrat, 
‘Huzoor! This Soofi Saaheb is going for Hajj’ 

The moment Hazrat heard these words (even though Israeel 
was just teasing me), Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) said, ‘Since Soofi Saaheb is going for Hajj, he should 
take a letter for me with him and Hazrat immediately wrote a 
letter to Qutb-e-Madinah Hazrat Sheikh Ziaud’deen Madni 
(radi Allahu anhu). 

When Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) gave me 
the letter in my hand, my eyes filled up with tears and I said, 

“Huzoor! Even though I had not made a decision to go for 
Hajj, but now that you have given me this letter and 


made me your messenger to deliver the letter, I have full 
conviction that I will go for Hajj.” 

After leaving Bareilly Shareef, I went to Calcutta and during 
this time Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa 
Qadri Qibla was spreading his rays of knowledge and wisdom 
at madrasa Manzar-e-Islam (Zia ul Islam) in Howrah. There 
used to be an old woman who lived there in Takya Paara 
(Howrah) who had great respect for the Ulama. 

She always invited the Ulama to her home and fed them 
wonderful meals. I went to meet her one day and she asked if I 
would like to go for Hajj. I said, “Where will a Molvi like me 
have enough money to go for Hajj?’ 

She immediately took out five hundred rupees which she had 
tied in the corner of her apron and gave it to me. I thought that 
I will take it for now, but I will return it to her before I leave, 
but I left and had forgotten to give the money back to her. 

I went to the Madrasa and presented myself before Huzoor 
Muhadith Kabeer Qibla. Whilst sitting with him a few notes fell 
out of my pocket and I had no idea of this. Huzoor Muhadithe 
Kabeer took notice of it and said, “Definitely today Soofi Jee 
will be buying us some sweetmeats.” I inturn said, “You should 
be buying me some sweetmeats, since you are the one who 
got two hundred and fifty rupees as salary today.” He said, 
“Your pocket is warm today, so you should buy” 

Then only did I think of the money in my pocket. I said that 
Amma gave me five hundred rupees as I am intending to go 
for Hajj. Hazrat Muhadith-e-Kabeer immediately brought two 
hundred and fifty rupees and gave it to me as a gift for Hajj. 


After taking this money from Hazrat, I began to think that I only 
earn sixty rupees a month. How will I be able to make Hajj? I 
used to think of this and weep bitterly. In those days it cost nine 
hundred rupees to buy a ticket for Hajj by ship and the entire 
package for Hajj used to cost around four thousand rupees. 
Just a few days after this, I received an invitation to lecture at a 
place near Bihar Shareef. I thus decided that I would go to the 
Mazaar Shareef of Hazrat Makhdoom Bihari alaihir rahma to 
make Fateha and insha Allah there I will make dua for a means 
to go for Hajj. 

When I reached the Mazaar, there was a Qalandar type of 
person whom I met. I was in the thought of my Hajj and 
unintentionally bumped into him. When I realized this, I went 
up to him and said, “Huzoor! I unintentionally did that. Please 
forgive me” 

He replied by saying, “You are not even in your right state of 
mind. You are concerned about something else.” He pointed 
to the Mazaar and said, “Ask the Elderly person in there and all 
your problems will be sorted out. You will have so much that 
you will be able to loan someone money in Makkah.” When I 
heard this, I began to wonder how he knew that I was 
intending to go for Hajj. A 

After reading Fateha, I went to the Jalsa and in my heart I was 
thinking that generally when we lecture at these gatherings we 
receive a nazrana (gift) of about two hundred and fifty rupees. 
The morning after the jalsa, they organizers of the Jalsa came 
to me and gave me five hundred rupees. I then got on to a 
rickshaw and was leaving when I heard someone shouting for 
me to stop, so I stopped. 


Actually what had happened was that the organizers of the 
function had one thousand five hundred rupees left over after 
their progamme and could not decide what to do with it. They 
had then decided that it should be given to me as I was 
planning to go for Hajj. I then immediately left for Calcutta. I 
put in my application and then started to prepare for Hajj and 

Before I left for Hajj a few friends came to meet me and gave 
me some money which added up to about four hundred 
rupees. I also met Hajiani Mahrun Nisa in Makkah who was 
from Howrah and I explained to her the miraculous story of my 
Hajj and how I had all this money. She requested that I give 
her some money and she would return it when we got to 
Howrah. I then gladly loaned her some money just as it was 
foretold. “ 

Soofi Saab then said, “This was the blessing of Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) that I got to go for Hajj and 
Ziyaarat, if not, I was not able to do this with my financial 

His Closeness to Huzoor 
Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) 
And the Failed Ploy of the Kufaar 

Each year, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) used to go 
to Calcutta for missionary work. The Pope used to also visit 
Calcutta and although he received good coverage in the 
media, very few Christians turned up to meet the Pope. 

The Christians of Calcutta became very jealous whenever 
Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) visited that city as, 


without any news coverage; he attracted thousands of people 
who came to see him. The Christians decided to insult Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and lower his 
personality in the eyes of the people. They trained three 
Christians to approach Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) with the pretence that they were going to 
become his Mureeds. This was their plan: 

Whenever Hazrat was going to make any person his Mureed, 
he would ask the person to say, "Say that you have given your 
hand into the hands of Ghaus-e-Azam(radi Allahu anhu)." The 
Christians where then going to say that Hazrat is a liar (Allah 
forbid) since that was not the hand of Ghaus-e-Azam(radi 
Allahu anhu)! 

The three Christians, now disguised as Muslims went to Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) with the pretence of 
becoming his Mureeds. When two of the Christians saw 
Hazrat's noorani face they became afriad of carrying out their 
plans, but the third Christian, who was very stubborn, decided 
to carry out the plan. 

He sat in front of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) and Hazrat proceeded with making him a Mureed. 
When Hazrat said, "Say that you have given your hand into the 
hands of Ghaus-e-Azam(radi Allahu anhu)," he said, "I am 
giving my hand in the hand of Mufti-e-Azam." He was implying 
that Hazrat was asking him to lie when he was made to say a 
moment ago that he is not going to lie. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) again 
commanded him to say, "Say that you have given your hand 
into the hands of Ghaus-e-Azam(radi Allahu anhu)." He again 
said, "I am giving my hand in the hand of Mufti-e-Azam." 


Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) entered into a 
Jalaal and said, "Say that you are giving your hands into the 
hands of Ghaus-e-Azam(radi Allahu anhu)." To the surprise of 
many, the Christian began continously saying, "I have given my 
hands into the hands of Ghous-e-Azam, I have my given hands 
into the hands of Ghaus-e-Azam(radi Allahu anhu)” 

When asked about his behaviour, the Christian said that as 
Huzoor Mufti-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) commanded 
him for the final time to say that he has given his hands into the 
hands of Ghaus-e-Azam(radi Allahu anhu), 

He said that he saw two bright hands emerging from 
Hazrat's hands and the Christian says that he is sure 
that these hands were none other the mubarak hands 
of Ghaus-e-Azam(radi Allahu anhu). 

That Christian then asked Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) for forgiveness and explained to him what his 
true intentions were. He immediately accepted Islam and 
became a Mureed. The news of this Karaamat spread far and 
wide and thousands of Christians accepted Islam at Hazrat's 


There is no doubt, that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) was the Ghaus of His Time. He is a personality whose 
entire life was spent drowned in the love of the Holy Prophet 
Muhammad Mustafa (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) He lived as a 
true servant of Allah and passed from this physical world, as a 
true servant of Allah. 

Not only are his mureeds and devotees, proud of having him 
as their Spiritual Master and guide, but the great Auliyah, 
Ulama and fugaha are proud of being his contemporaries. All 
of them showed immense love and respect for him. 

A few blessed statements of some of the Great Awliyah, 
Fuqaha and Ulama are being presented for your perusal in this 

(radi Allahu anhu) words concerning 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) 

Hazrat Maulana Abdul Qayyum Muzaffarpoori narrates that a 
person by the name of Aashiq Ali wished to become Mureed of 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). He was 
informed that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
was to visit Faizabaad, where Aashiq Ali lived. 

When Hazrat visited Faizabaad, Maulana Abdul Qayyum took 
Aashiq Ali with him and requested Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 
(radi Allahu anhu) to make him mureed. 

Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) thus 
commanded him to say the words of Baiat, which he did. 


Hazrat then asked him to say that he had given his hand in the 
hand of Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu). Aashiq Ali 

‘I have given my hand in the hands of 

Hazrat then said, 

‘Say that you have given your hand in the 
hand of Ghaus-e-Azam’ 

He again said, 

‘I have given my hand in the hand of 
Mufti-e-Azam’ You have just asked me 
repent from lies, and now you tell me to 
say that I am giving my hand in the hand 
of Ghaus-e-Azam. You are Mufti-e-Azam.’ 

Hazrat then explained to him, that this was the method in 
which a person was entered into the silsila of Ghaus-e-Azam 
(radi Allahu anhu) and this has always been the method of the 
pious predecessors, and in this way, one is presented to Ghaus- 
e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu). 

Hazrat then asked him to repeat the words again, but he 
refused. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) then 
removed his Amaama Shareef (Turban) in Jalaal, placed it on 
the head of Aashiq Ali and said, 

‘Why are you not saying. Say, I have given my hand in 
the hand of Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu).’ 


Aashiq Ali now began to say this, and did so continuously, 
until he lost consciousness. After regaining his conscious, 
Maulana Abdul Qayyum took him aside and asked what had 
happened. Aashiq Ali replied by saying, 

“As soon as Hazrat placed his turban on my head, I saw 
Sarkaar-e-Ghaus-e-Azam_ Jilani (radi Allahu anhu) 
standing in front of me and he said, ‘Aashiq Ali! The 
Hand of Mufti-e-Azam is my hand. 

He is my representative and my deputy. Say, I have given 
my hand in the hand of Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu 
anhu)!’Then, I saw that my hand was in the hand of 
Ghaus-e-Azam. This is why I could not stop saying it and 
lost consciousness when Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu 
anhu) left.” 

Sultaanul Aarifeen Hazrat Sayyidi Abul 
Husain Ahmad-e-Noori 
(radi Allahu anhu) 

He is the Peer-o-Murshid of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) and one of the Grandmasters of the Barakaatiyah 
Silsila. He was the personality that informed Aala Hazrat Imam 
Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) about the birth of 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu). 

Six months after the birth of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu 
anhu), Hazrat Noori Mia (radi Allahu anhu) went to Bareilly 

On arrival, he asked to see Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu). Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) was carrying 


Ghausul Waqt in his arms, bringing him to Hazrat Noori Mia 
(radi Allahu anhu). He did not wait to be offered to hold the 
young Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

He stretched out his blessed hands and took Huzoor Mutfti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) from Aala Hazrat Imam Ahmed 
Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu). For quite some time, he kissed 
the forehead of Ghausul Waqt, and congratulated Aala Hazrat 
(radi Allahu anhu). He then said, 

“This child is born a Wali. He is very blessed. He will be 
blessed with long life. This child will do great service to 
Deen-e-Islam. The servants of Allah will attain immense 
benefit through him. This child is the Sheikh-ul- 
Mashaa’ikh (The Grandmaster of Grandmasters).” 

After saying this, he placed his fingers in the young Mufti-e- 
Azam’s mouth and initiated him into the spiritual order. He 
even blessed Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
with Khilaafat at the tender age of six months. 

Aala Hazrat Ash Shah 
Imam Ahmed Raza Khan 
(radi Allahu anhu) 

The father of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
and the Mujadid of the fourteenth century, knew the 
excellence and greatness that his blessed son was bestowed 
with. In the month of Rajab 1339, he announced the following, 
in a gathering of Ulama, 

“On the basis of the authority that I have been given by 
Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), I 


hereby appoint these two (Sadrush Shariah and Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam), not only as Mufti, but on behalf of the 
Shariah, I appoint them both as Qaazi (Chief Muslim 
Justice), and their judgement is the same as that of a 

Ustaaz-ul-Asaatiza Hazrat 
Allama Mufti Rahm Ilahi 
(rahmatullah alaih), 

He was one of the persons blessed with the honour of teaching 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) as a child. The 
Sainthood and piety of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) was apparent from his early childhood. 

Hazrat Allama Mufti Rahm Ilahi (rahmatullah alaih), seeing the 
foresight and greatness of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) as a child once said the following to Aala Hazrat 
(radi Allahu anhu): 

“I am greatly honoured, that you have appointed me as 

the teacher of the future Mujadid (Reviver), but I know 

that the true teaching will be done by you. I already see 

the amazing signs of Wilaayat and wisdom in him even 

Huzoor Ahsan-ul-Ulama Hazrat Sayyid 
Shah Mustafa Haidar Hassan Mian 
(rahmatullah alaih) 


He is one of the Grand Sheikhs of the Silsila Barakaatiya and a 
personality who had deep love and respect for Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 

“I saw the spiritual son and sign of my forefather (Noori 
Mian), Hazrat Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) in 
every way possible. I saw him whilst he ate, as he issued 
decrees, and as a True Successor of his blessed father. I 
saw him in the eyes of the public and in the privacy of his 

According to me, in every thing he did, there was piety, 
knowledge, wisdom and strict adherence of the Sunnah. 
He was a very great Aabid, Zaahid, Leader and a 
Mujahid in Deen. In the present era, I have never seen 
any person more pious and with more knowledge of 
Islam than him. 

His services to revive Islam are clear and evident. There 
is no doubt, that he is the Mujadid of the fifteenth 

Qutb-e-Bilgiram, Hazrat Allama Maulana 
Sayyid Shah Aale Muhammad Suthre 
Mian (radi Allahu anhu) 

He was the successor of Hazrat Meer Sayyid Abdul Waahid 
Bilgirami (radi Allahu anhu), who is a mighty Sheikh of the 
Silsila-e-Barkaatiyah, was a great Wali of his time. He was a 
direct descendant of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi 
wasallam) and a personality whose wilaayat was apparent to 
all. He says, 


“If one reads the illustrious works of our pious 
predecessors, then the piety and the explanation of the 
pious servants of Allah that are found in these works are 
seldom seen in the Ulama of today. On numerous 
occasions, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind Maulana Shah 
Mustafa Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) visited Bilgiram 
Shareef, and I often visited Bareilly Shareef. 

Those signs that were found in our predecessors can be 
found in Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 
He is a exalted Wali Allah, a unique Jurist and an 
embodiment of knowledge, wisdom and proper practices. 
I have as yet not seen anyone that shows respect to the 
Sayyids, like Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 

Hazrat Suthre Mian (radi Allahu anhu) was once asked 
concerning the present Mujadid, and he replied by saying, 

“There is no doubt in my mind, that it is Huzoor Mufti-e- 

Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) who is the Mujadid of this 

Khalifa-e-Aala Hazrat, 
Burhaan-e-Millat, Hazrat Allama 


Burhanul Haq Jabalpuri 
(radi Allahu anhu) 

Hazrat Burhaan-e-Millat (radi Allahu anhu), is one of the last 
Khalifas of Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu). He is a personality 
who attained great blessings from Sayyidina Aala Hazrat 
Azeemul Barkat (radi Allahu anhu). He says, 

“The Blessed son of Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu), 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu), is that 
personality whose every word and every sentence is a 
law by itself. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) is 
following in the footsteps of his father, in both his 
statements, and his actions, and his features and qualities 
are a replica of Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu)” 

Hazrat Mufti Shah Hakeem 
Hasnain Raza Khan 
(rahmatullah alaih) 

Hazrat Hasnain Raza Khan (rahmatullah alaih), is the son of 
Ustaz-e-Zaman Hazrat Hassan Raza Khan (rahmatullah alaih), 
who was the brother of Aala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan 
(radi Allahu anhu). He says, 

“I was born six months before Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu), but He is much greater than I 
am. And he has been blessed with a very exalted status. 
The Truth is, that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) is Qutbul Irshaad. I am his cousin, and one 
who live with him in the same house. We both spent our 
childhood together, but I never saw him waste any time 
playing (like other children). Take note of this statement 


of mine, ‘If you take a bright light and search the entire 
earth, then By Allah, you will never find a Sheikh like 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu).” 

Qutb-e-Madinah Hazrat Sheikh 
Zia-ud-Deen Madani 
(radi Allahu anhu) 

The personality of Qutb-e-Madinah (radi Allahu anhu) is one 
that needs not real introduction. He was a loyal devotee and 
Khalifa of Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu). This is the 
personality who spent his life in the City of Light, Madinatul 
Munawwara. He says, 

“Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) was born in 
1310 Hijri and this humble servant of Madinah was born 
in 1294 Hijri. At this time, I was sixteen years old. In 
1313 I was a student at Madrasatul Hadith in Pillibit, and 
every Thursday, I would accompany Hazrat Muhadith-e- 
Surti (radi Allahu anhu) when he went to Bareilly 
Shareef to visit Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu). 

During this time, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) was three years old, and for two years, from 1313 
tO 1315, I went toBareilly Shareef every Thursday. None 
knows Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) like 
the way I know him. 

I saw his childhood, his youth and now I am seeing his 
old age. During their old age, everyone decides to 
become more pious and everyone does good deeds in 
their old age. There is nothing splendid about this. The 
splendour, is in portraying piety in ones youth, and to 


protect ones self from acting against the Shariah in ones 
youth, since this is the most testing time. 

“Ziaa ud-Deen Ahmed announces with great pride, in 
front of the Gumbad-e-Khazrat (Green Dome of the 
Prophet sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), in Madinah Paak, 
that I saw with my very own eyes that Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) was an embodiment of 
piety and fear of Allah from childhood. Is there anyone, 
that can now understand his piety? 

Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) himself was proud of 
him. He is from head to toe the splitting image of Aala 
Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu). I may be 16 years older than 
him, but in status, he is much more elevated than me. 

At the age of nine, Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu anhu) said 
that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) is a 

Sadrul Afaadil Allama 
Naeemud’Deen Muradabadi 
(rahmatullah alaih) 

Hazrat Sadrul Afaadil Allama Naeemud’deen Muradabadi 
(radi Allahu anhu) is the Khalifa of Aala Hazrat (radi Allahu 
anhu) and a personality with great knowledge. He is the 
personality that wrote the commentary Khazaa’inul Irfaan on 
Kanzul Imaan, the Urdu translation of the Holy Quran by Aala 
Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu). 

Taajush Shariah Allama Mufti Muhammad 

Akhtar Raza Khan Qibla 

Huzoor Taajush Shariah, Qaazi ul Quzzat Hazrat Allama Mufti 
Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Qadri Azhari Qibla is the 
grandson of Ghausul Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) and his true successor. 

“I heard that when anyone asked Sadrul Afaadil 
concerning his opinion on any religious matter, then he 
would answer their query, but if they told him that 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) said 
otherwise, then he would immediately stop and say, 
‘Whatever Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) 
said is proper and true.’” 

Huzoor Mujaahid-e-Millat 
(radi Allahu anhu) 

Sultaanul Munazireen, Sheikhul Aarifeen, Huzoor Mujaahid-e- 
Millat Maulana Shah Habeebur Rahman Abbasi Razvi (radi 
Allahu anhu) was a contemporary of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu).He says, 

“Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) is that 
King of the Auliyah of his era. This faqgeer is his humble 
servant. This is the year 1399 Hijri. All the conditions of a 
Mujadid are found in its most high form in Huzoor Mufti- 
e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). Only one condition is 
left. The fourteenth century is about to come to an end. If 
he gains some part of the fifteenth century, then there is 
no doubt, that he is the true Mujadid of the fifteenth 


It must be noted, that as per the statement of Huzoor 
Mujaahid-e-Millat (radi Allahu anhu), Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) did attain part of the fifteenth century, 
as he only passed from this world in 1402 Hijri. According to 
Huzoor Mujaahid-e-Millat’s statement, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) is the Mujadid of the fifteenth century. 

Sadrul Mudariseen, Ustazul Ulama Hazrat 
Allama Maulana Naeemullah Khan Razvi 
Noori Qibla 

Hazrat Naeemullah Khan Qibla is the Principal of Madressa 
Manzar-e-Islam (Bareilly Shareef) and a true Aashiq of Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). He would often say, 

“Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) is that 
Peer, that, no matter what you wish for, he blesses you 
with it. He is a Kaamil Sheikh, and those who are his 
mureeds need not to turn to any other Sheikh, for all that 
they receive, is through the blessing of Huzoor Mufti-e- 
Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu).” 

Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia-ul-Mustafa 
Qaadri Amjadi Qibla 

Muhadith-e-Kabeer whilst discussing Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam 
Hind (radi Allahu anhu) says, 

“During Ramadaan, most of the Darul Ulooms are close. 
During this time, Faqeer Zia-ul-Mustafa used to go to 
Bareilly Shareef and take great benefit from attaining 


knowledge at the feet of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu). I read Ibn Majah Shareef and Abu Dawood 
Shareef from Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) during these Holidays.” 

Hazrat Allama Maulana Abdul Hai 
Naseemul Qadri 

Luba Lub he Ma’e Irfaa Se Jaame Mufti-e-Azam 

Jisse Peete He Hum Mai Kash Ba Naam-e-Mufti-e-Azam 
Huzoor Ahsanul Ulama (alaihir rahma) 

Mutaq’qi Bun Kar Dikha’e Is Zamaane Me Ko’'ee 
Ek Mere Mufti-e-Azam K Taqwa Chor Kar 

Huzoor Allama Azhari Mia 

It is the Grace of Almighty Allah and the unlimited blessings of 
His Beloved Rasool (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam) that even 
today, there are certain blessed, knowledgeable, wise and 
pious personlaties in this world through whose fragrance of 
faith, the an entire domain is blessed fragrant and will continue 
to be so insha Allah, from which those thirsty to drink from the 
vast seas of knowledge and Spiritualism are quenching this 
thirst and will continue to do so. 

From amongst such blessed and pious souls, is Ghaus-ul-Wadt, 
Qutb-e-Aalam Shahzada-e-Aala Hazrat Taajedaar-e-Ahle 
Sunnat Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). There is 
no doubt that the Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu) was a great blessing to the entire Ummah. He was 
blessed with great excellence and beautiful qualities. There 
was none like him in his era who displayed such Fear for Allah 
and steadfastness in the Shariat. 


He had inherited from his pious forefathers the love of the 
Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihi wasallam). He was a 
combination of the both seas of Shariat and Tariqat. His entire 
life was spent propagating and spreading Deen-e-Mustafa (Sall 
Allaho alaihi wasallam). His boldness and Exclamation of what 
was true were his special qualities and his marks of 
recognition. Piety and obedience to the Shariat was part of his 
nature and character. 

It is for this reason that those who loved him and others as well 
have nothing but praise for his personality. The knowledgeable 
scholars regard it a great honour to have the opportunity to 
pay tribute to such a great and blessed personality as Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu). 

Unka Ka Saaya Ek Tajal’li Unka Naqsh-e-Paa Chiragh 
Wo Jidhar Guzre Udhar Hi Roshni Hoti Rahi 

Hazrat Maulana Abdul Hamid Palmer 
Razvi Noori Qibla 

Hazrat Maulana Abdul Hamid Razvi Noori is amongst the 
beloved mureeds of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu). He spent his days in Bareilly Shareef in the services of 
Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) until Huzoor 
Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) passed from this world. 

He is a personality that is well loved even today by the family 
of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and his 
services to the Great Master are fresh in the minds of the 
people of Bareilly Shareef. He says, 

“Whoever had seen Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi 
Allahu anhu) will testify to the fact, that Hazrat was the 


Wali of his time, and there is none that could doubt the 
Wilaayat of Hazrat Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu 
anhu). I lived for many years with Hazrat, and I have 
learnt of many qualities of a Wali. 

To my knowledge, Hazrat possessed all the qualities that 
are conditions for a Wali. If every one of his qualities has 
to be described, then volumes will be written. One of his 
special qualities was that just by looking at him, one 
would think of Allah. I had never seen Hazrat act 
contrary to the Shariat-e-Mustafa (sallal laahu alaihi 
wasallam). He was always steadfast on the Shariah, be it 
fard, Waajib, Sunnah or Mustahab. 

He never left any shortage in fulfilling these. As Hazrat 
Junaid-e-Baghdadi (radi Allahu anhu) said, ‘No person is 
a Wali unless he is steadfast on Shariah’, and this was 
Hazrat’s greatest Karaamat.”